Stalking and harassment (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3233
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many incidents of stalking have been reported to the Met over the past 5 years (broken down by year)?

Answer

Answer for Stalking and harassment (1)

Answer for Stalking and harassment (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below contains the number of confirmed offences of stalking recorded by the MPS between 1 August 2012 and 31July 2017 inclusive. Please be aware that the Home Office codes for stalking offences were only implemented part way through 2013. Therefore direct comparisons of recent years with the periods August 2012 - July 2013 and August 2013 - July 2014 are not possible.

Classification (confirmed)

Aug 12 - Jul 13*

Aug 13 - Jul 14*

Aug 14 - Jul 15

Aug 15 - Jul 16

Aug 16 - Jul 17

Total

Stalking involving fear of violence

12

89

99

71

108

379

Stalking involving serious alarm/distress

34

117

213

234

249

847

Pursue course of conduct in breach of Sec 1(1) which amounts to stalking

54

192

288

296

468

1298