Online-stalking (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0096
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do the Metropolitan Police Service log each occasion when a criminal act involves the use of new technology and if not, will you lobby them to do so in order to help establish the scale of technology use in stalking?

Answer

Answer for Online-stalking (1)

Answer for Online-stalking (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, the MPS already record when a new technology is used in an offence.

An example of this is the "MI" feature code, used to identify the involvement of internet/computer use, such as email or social media apps, in crimes reported to the MPS.