Stalking and harassment (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3235
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

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

Answer

Answer for Stalking and harassment (3)

Answer for Stalking and harassment (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS does not hold prosecutions data as this will be held by the CPS. The table below contains the number People Proceeded Against by the MPS (individuals receiving Charge, Summons, Formal Warning etc.) for 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.

Offences

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

2

24

28

26

21

101

Stalking involving serious alarm/distress

13

27

48

71

66

225

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

7

32

78

60

80

257