Further to the Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime's commitment in 2016 to sustain the LCPF budget at £72m for a further 4 years, could you please advise as to whether this commitment has been maintained. If so, please provide details as to how the funding has helped to reduce crime in London boroughs, by providing data for each borough.?
The commitment made to sustain the London Crime Prevention Fund (LCPF) budget has been maintained. The total funding allocation for all elements of the LCPF for the four years 2017/18 to 2020/21 is £72,285,000.
Direct funding to boroughs is provided to address local need and demand, and delivery decisions are driven by local priorities. There is significant investment into Integrated Offender Management (IOM), tackling gang crime, managing substance misuse and interventions for young people, among others, but as each is tailored to a local area the outcome measures are individual. A full list of current projects by borough has been included and published on the MOPAC website.