The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) sets priorities for tackling crime and making London safer, and also holds the Metropolitan Police and other criminal justice agencies to account. MOPAC have identified the following priorities:
- Keeping young people safe (e.g. knife crime, gang related crime and serious youth violence, school safety, child sexual exploitation)
- Tackling Violence against women and girls (e.g. protection for victims of domestic violence , action on FGM)
- Standing together against hate, extremism and terror (e.g. reduction in hate crime, preventing extremism, keeping Londoners safe from terrorism)
- Justice that works for London (e.g. better outcomes for victims and communities, reduction in reoffending)
- Neighbourhood policing (e.g visible policing, dedicated neighbourhood officers, increased diversity in police recruitment)
How safe do you feel in London? Do you think crime is a big problem, or not? Do you think the Mayor has identified the right priorities? Are any missing? What are your main priorities for policing and crime in London?
Please note that this isn’t a place to report crimes. Contact the police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you need to report a crime.