Use of Police Information Notices (1)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the publication of HMICFRS's 'progress report on the police response to domestic abuse', which raised reservations about the use of Police Information Notices, how many were issued by the Met in 2017?


Answer for Use of Police Information Notices (1)

Answer for Use of Police Information Notices (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Police Information Notices (PINs) have been introduced by forces in a number of forms after the introduction of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. Within the MPS they are known as First Instance Harassment Warnings.

The latest data available is for January to October 2017 and shows that the MPS have issued 4669 First Instance Harassment Warnings. For context, the below table shows the volume of First Instance Harassment Warnings since 2007, this shows their use has been on a downward trend since 2014.