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Police Patrols

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

What steps are you taking to increase the amount of police patrols in crime hotspots?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The MPS uses intelligence and analysis to identify hotspot areas and maximise the efficiency of officer deployment. This approach has been taken for a number of priority areas including robbery. For example, the MPS have identified the 20 top wards for personal robbery and times of peaking offending. Using this information, tactics such as plain clothes, uniformed officers, Q-cars and targeted crime prevention messaging have been deployed. These tactics, coupled with others, have been successful in increasing robbery arrest rates and intelligence gathering, as well as improving victim safety.