Knife Crime

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2955
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the increase in knife crime in Enfield & Haringey, what extra resources have you made available in these boroughs to enable the police and other partners to be able to respond to this issue?

Answer

Answer for Knife Crime

Answer for Knife Crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We will provide an additional £250,000 community seed funding for grass-roots activities across London. A process to access this funding will be put in place. It is possible that community groups from Enfield and Haringey may be successful in accessing this.

We will also ensure that all Borough Commanders work with their Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) to have in place local knife crime plans that will drive activity using Borough resources and to ensure that focused work is undertaken with communities and partnerships. This will be supported by a new knife crime data dashboard to be developed by MOPAC. The dashboard will enable public transparency and monitoring of knife crime related data.