Motorcycles: Crime

Home Office written question – answered on 7th September 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle moped-enabled crime in London.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Reports of crimes involving motorcycles, mopeds and scooters, particularly in parts of London, are clearly a concern. That is why we are working with the police, industry and other partners to develop and deliver a comprehensive action plan focusing on what works and what more needs to be done.

In London, the police are using new tactics including off-road bikes and DNA marker sprays to catch those committing these offences and Metropolitan Police figures show that these crimes have been decreasing since their peak in July last year. We are determined to support the police in their fight against crime and that is why the Home Office is consulting to change the law to give officers greater confidence to pursue suspects on the roads.

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