Crime and Public Protection

  • By London Councils

A safe city is the first duty of London government. London boroughs will do their part to help ensure that every Londoner can feel safe. Acting together, city government can reverse the upward 
trend in serious violence. We will:

  • Protect young people from knife crime through collaboration to deliver violence reduction action plans in each borough based on the contributions of all relevant local agencies.
  • Create a platform for sharing by all boroughs, including data sharing, a review of inter-borough protocols and best practise transfer.
  • Call for increases in front line police officers to protect Neighbourhood and Community Policing.
  • Hold MOPAC and the MPS to account for gaps in policing service that follow from the changes to the configuration of Borough Command Units.
  • Better safeguard women and girls through delivery of our VAWG strategy including the establishment of a pan-London approach to commissioning refuges for women suffering domestic abuse.
  • Investigate extending the refuge model to young people threatened by gangs; as part of building a wider strategy to protect young people from gangs and county lines criminal enterprises.
  • Reach agreement with government on devolving offender rehabilitation to London.
  • Work alongside the Mayor to rebalance policing and crime reduction funding to better fit local needs.
  • Commit to providing and accepting mutual support following major emergencies and to embody a culture of London wide resilience co-ordination and support within our own authorities reinforced by appropriate support, training and guidance.

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