Get the facts: The police

5 October 2020

Crime in London has risen less than the rest of England since 2016

Police recorded crime per person in London is up 18% since 2016. Across England it is up 31%.

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Crime in London has risen less than the rest of England since 2016
24 July 2020

Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million

And we can’t objectively compare the public response with Black Lives Matter

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Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million
2 July 2020

We know of no successful convictions of a police officer for the killing of someone in police custody since 1971

Also two police forces and one officer have been prosecuted successfully for crimes related to the death of someone in custody since 1971.

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We know of no successful convictions of a police officer for the killing of someone in police custody since 1971
8 November 2019

Police officer numbers in England and Wales

The number of police officers has dropped by 20,600 since 2010.

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Police officer numbers in England and Wales
31 October 2019

Don’t compare Labour and Conservative costings for police recruitment

Labour’s costing for more police officers appears smaller because it doesn’t take into account recruitment or training.

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Don’t compare Labour and Conservative costings for police recruitment
5 September 2019

Does stop and search work?

Discussion of stop and search focuses on its use as a crime deterrent. But this ignores its use as an investigatory power.

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Does stop and search work?
16 August 2019

Are assaults on police officers rising?

We know that all recorded assaults have risen since last year, but we can’t compare them to previous years before that.

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Are assaults on police officers rising?
26 July 2019

Police numbers under Boris Johnson’s time as Mayor

Police officer numbers fluctuated during Boris Johnson’s time as Mayor of London.

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Police numbers under Boris Johnson’s time as Mayor
11 July 2019

Metropolitan police taking part in London Pride were on duty

The Metropolitan police in the parade were in full uniform with personal protection equipment and radios and so could have dealt with any incidents.

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Metropolitan police taking part in London Pride were on duty
29 March 2019

No, water cannon will not be deployed at the pro-Brexit march

The Met Police does not own any water cannon and their use is not currently authorised in England and Wales.

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No, water cannon will not be deployed at the pro-Brexit march

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