Average sanction rate for London over last year was 14% compared to 27% nationally

At today’s Mayor’s Question Time, Tony Arbour, London Assembly Member for Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow, will question Boris Johnson on why the sanction detention rates for the Metropolitan Police is significantly lower than the national average of 27%. In addition, figures show that the MPS has the lowest victim satisfaction rate in England and Wales.

Tony Arbour said: “The Met Police do a lot of good work fighting crime in London. That said, we should always be looking for ways to improve our performance. It is worrying that public satisfaction is low, and I would like to see the introduction of “Track My Crime”. This service allows victims of crime to access the progress of the investigation of their crime as well as contact the officer leading the investigation. Through a website all new information will be uploaded and victim automatically alerted to updates on the case.”