How confident are you that the criminal justice system is effective at bringing people who commit crimes to justice? This includes institutions involved in making and enforcing laws, from legislation to policing, the courts system and punishment (e.g.
London’s police and other emergency services do a great job, but the priorities and resources set for them are key to their ability and our overall safety.
We need to ensure that there’s a visible police presence all over our city, that community relations with them are strengthened and that all of our emergency services are well prepared and resourced for major incidents of any kind.
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It’s important that we protect young people affected by or involved in crime. Whether victims, witnesses or offenders, the criminal justice system needs to provide effective support.
A range of organisations are committed to working together to prevent violence against women and girls, to hold perpetrators to account and ensure that women and girls who have been victims have the support they need to rebuild their lives.
The Met Police and other organisations have an important role to play in tackling hate crime, extremism and terrorism in a city as large, diverse and connected as London.
There is frequent talk of the rise of crime, the importance of children's education, unemployment, careers and of depression.
When some people use heroin, cocaine, PCP, etc, they make me feel sick.
Sometimes they go mental themselves and think they want to kill people with knives.
Is this good for safety?
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There are often root causes of crime, such as homelessness or unemployment. What do you think should be done to address these issues and help reduce the numbers of people getting into crime?
The pedestrian crossings are sometime just too far away and many just choose jaywalking, therefore for the pedestrians safety we should have far more Pedestrian Refuge island.
The roads have never been busier, and new rules and procedures have been introduced in recent years that make them more dangerous than ever, for pedestrians.
Few Peds seem to understand Yellow Box Junctions.
There should be a small community Police Station on very shopping high road. It will help discourage theft and anti sociable behaviour which will create a safe environment for all shoppers.
I live in Southwark but at Crystal Palace which is the meeting point of five of our London Boroughs.
Last evening at 5pm I crossed Westminster Bridge and was shocked and horrified by the number of groups of men fleecing the innocent/naive tourists with the game using 3 cups, I believe it is called "Find the Lady".
I am a bus Driver and the suitablility of modern buses for the job at hand is a whole different subjuect matter but what concerns me greater is the shift patterns expected to work by Bus Drivers, set out by their Employers.
Figures show that hate crime, rape and domestic violence crimes go under-reported. What do you think can be done to help address this?
Does CCTV make you feel safer on the streets?