A new “interactive dashboard” allowing Londoners to check crime rates and police performance in their borough has been launched by the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime.
City Hall says the new online tool, available here, is part of Mayor Boris Johnson and the Met’s commitment to increase transparency around policing and crime data.
The dashboard brings together data available on other sites to offer Londoners an easy-to-understand, one-stop destination with crime performance data for each of the 32 boroughs the Met polices.
Mr Johnson said: “By taking what can be a dense labyrinth of data and transforming it into something clear and concise you can now track crime levels close to home and see how their local police respond.
“We know there are challenges and that this dashboard does not paint a perfect picture but progress is being made and working together with the Met police we are confident we can bring crime down even further.”
Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, added: “We challenged the Met to drive down crime by 20 per cent and they have more than risen to the challenge, with many boroughs having already exceeded this target more than a year early.
“This dashboard makes it easier for people to see crime data in one place and it clearly shows that while boroughs are much safer than two years ago, others have more work to do.
“By shining a spotlight on local performance, we hope the public will understand more about the real facts about crime in London.”
Assistant Commissioner Helen King, who is responsible for the Met’s frontline local policing, has welcomed the dashboard’s launch which she said would help the public understand the force’s progress in cutting crime.
She added: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our officers, partners and the public for all their hard work and support which has enabled us to make London one of the safest capitals in the world.”