Have your say on London's Policing and Crime plan

Your views on policing and crime in London

Start date: 01 December 2016
End date: 02 March 2017

The safety of Londoners is Mayor Sadiq Khan’s first priority. He is preparing a Police and Crime Plan with the help of Londoners, the Metropolitan Police, our stakeholders and service providers. This important plan will set out our priorities for making London a safer city.

On this page you can see how the plan is developing, read the latest draft and find out how you can get involved.

Stage 1: Talk London Survey

We asked Londoners to share their views on policing and crime by taking part in a survey on Talk London (26 October - 16 November). These helpful viewpoints have now been reviewed and incorporated into the plan.

Here's a snapshot of what we found:

  • 7,968
    responded to our Talk London survey on Policing and Crime
  • 85%
    respondents agreed
    that the priorities in the draft plan are the right ones to focus on
  • 87%
    respondents agreed
    that some communities are more likely to experience crime than others
  • 71%
    think it is important
    that they are able to influence decisions about Neighbourhood Policing

Stage 2: Formal consultation

We have now started a formal 12 week consultation on our draft plan, starting on 1st December 2016 and ending 2nd March 2017. The final plan will be published at the end of March 2017.

Policing and Crime: the draft plan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks with a police officer at Liverpool Street station

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is committed to ending the 'postcode lottery' in public safety. This means that some people and places are more vulnerable to, and fearful of crime than others - so we will be focused on tackling particular, local problems, while making sure that all Londoners receive a high standard of service.

As well as ensuring there are clear standards of service the public can expect from the police and the criminal justice service, the Mayor has identified three new London-wide commitments:

  • keeping children and young people safe
  • tackling violence against women and girls
  • and standing together against extremism, hatred and intolerance

The draft Policing and Crime strategy includes measures to tackle these issues, as well as plans to crack down on knife crime and improve victims services.