Crime ref: 5214132/17 (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3146
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you think threatening to arrest and prosecute victims of violence is likely to increase or decrease the likelihood of sex-workers reporting crimes against them?

Answer

Answer for Crime ref: 5214132/17 (3)

Answer for Crime ref: 5214132/17 (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Threats of arrest and prosecution would not be a normal approach to take with a victim of violence - and if there are specific incidents that are of concern, these can be reviewed.