Criminalising 'upskirting' (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3669
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many reports of 'upskirting' have the Metropolitan Police Service received in the past twelve months?

Answer

Answer for Criminalising 'upskirting' (1)

Answer for Criminalising 'upskirting' (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS have provided the following table highlighting when a report has occurred in the last 12 months. However, these figures are likely to reflect under reporting.

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and I will lobby senior figures within Government to introduce a better form of recording for these offences; one which extends the current definition within the sexual offences act and takes the victim impact into account. 

Sep-16

Nov 16

Dec 16

Apr-17

Jun-17

Jul-17

Aug 17

Grand Total

Outraging public decency

1

3

1

1

6

Public Order Offence S4A Poa 86

1

1

2

Take Indecent Photos of Children

1

1

Voyeurism - Observe/Equip/Record

1

1

1

3

Grand Total

1

1

1

1

4

2

2

12