A few weeks ago we ran a survey and several discussion threads on policing and crime in London. Close to 8,000 Londoners gave us their views. These have been used to develop the draft Police and Crime Plan, launched today.
So, what did you tell us?
We learnt that women worry about their safety more than men (74% vs 61%), and that Black, Asian and minority ethnic Londoners worry more than White Londoners. 87% of you felt that some communities are more likely to experience crime than others, and 90% of you said that you think it’s important that the Mayor addresses these inequalities.
85% of people felt that the areas set out for the Mayor sought to focus on within the Police and Crime Plan were the right areas; real neighbourhood policing, tackling violence against women and girls, keeping children and young people safe, ensuring a criminal justice service that works for London and standing against hate crime, extremism and terrorism.
We also received suggestions of other areas the Mayor should work on. Those put forward the most included road safety and dangerous driving, antisocial behaviour and petty crimes, increasing police presence at night and on public transport, violence against men and boys and a focus on other vulnerable groups such as the elderly and disabled.
A huge thank you for helping to shape the draft Police and Crime Plan. Please do take a look and give further feedback. You can do so until 2 March 2017.
We’ll soon be sharing our original survey results in full too – keep your eyes on the London Datastore for these.