Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London speaks with police officers and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden

Police and crime plan: a safer city for all Londoners

The Mayor Sadiq Khan has published the new Police and Crime Plan for London which sets out his ambitions for the safety of our capital.

We worked closely with Londoners and partner organisations to understand issues that are important to them, and identified five top priorities in London:

  • A better police service for London
  • A better criminal justice service for London
  • Keeping children and young people safe
  • Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Standing together against hatred and intolerance

The Plan includes measures to tackle these issues, reduce crime and disorder in London and improve police services across the city.

An Easy Read version of The Plan is also available.

Setting priorities at a local level

We've consulted with local police leaders, Chief Executives and elected Leaders in every Borough and developed a new system of agreeing local priorities that reflect local need.

This means that local police teams are focusing on local priorities, backed up by data and evidence and local strategic assessments.

Under this system, each Borough has selected two local priority crimes, based on local knowledge, crime data and police intelligence, along with antisocial behaviour (every Borough identified this as an important issue in our consultation).

In addition, crimes that cause high harm to Londoners - sexual violence, domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, weapon-based crime and hate crime - are mandatory priorities for every Borough, to ensure that the most vulnerable Londoners are protected, right across the city.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
"The safety of all Londoners is my first priority, and our city is one of the safest in the world thanks to the hard work and dedication of our police officers. But I want it to be even safer.

I want every Londoner, regardless of age or background, to have trust and confidence in their local officers and feel that their local concerns are being met, whoever they are and wherever they live."

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Consultation headline themes

summary of findings for the statutory consultation to inform MOPAC when creating the final Police and Crime Plan is available. It outlines the key themes and issues raised throughout the consultation process and the MOPAC response to them.