Knife crime in London (1)

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


In view of the horrendous knife attacks in Hayes and Ealing this month, the latter of which tragically resulted in a man's death, I welcome the Mayor's recent campaign to tackle knife crime in the capital; how does he see as the next steps for the campaign?


Answer for Knife crime in London (1)

Answer for Knife crime in London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the wider anti-knife crime strategy, phase 2 of the Campaign takes place in January and March and will focus on outdoor advertising. Social and digital content will feature photography created by and with young Londoners.

MOPAC will also launch educational toolkits which align with the campaign to schools, education providers and community groups.

MOPAC will also launch a Youth Survey enabling us to gain some measure of awareness around the London Needs You Alive campaign amongst 11-16 year olds, and some measure of attitudinal response to it amongst them.

Additionally the survey should deliver some understanding about feelings of safety among London’s 11-16 year olds, including concerns about the carrying of knives in their peer group