Knife Crime Strategy - GPS tags for knife crime offenders

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3073
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Which are the 8 London Boroughs participating in the GPS tagging trial outlined in the knife crime strategy and what is the projected timeframe for the expansion of the GPS tagging scheme?

Answer

Answer for Knife Crime Strategy - GPS tags for knife crime offenders

Answer for Knife Crime Strategy - GPS tags for knife crime offenders

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC's GPS tagging pilot operates in Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest. It commenced in March 2017 to as part of a wider programme of work to tackle persistent offending.

The London Knife Crime Strategy highlights an ambition to test the use of technology for offenders released on licence following a custodial sentence, or offenders subject to community orders for knife crime related offences.  The timeframe for this is dependent on the support of central government and the enactment of secondary legislation.