Sadiq Khan said: “Thanks to relentless effort by the Met Police and record funding from City Hall, violent crime is now falling – but there is still much more to do in order to prevent violence and stop the terrible loss of young lives in our city.
“I will continue to support the police in bearing down on criminality, providing record funding to put more officers on the streets, and stopping violence from happening in the first place by funding programmes that divert vulnerable young people away from crime, and providing positive opportunities for young Londoners.”
They mayor’s Police and Crime Plan will also focus on ways in which trust can be rebuilt between the Metropolitan Police and communities within London.
The Met has been rocked by several scandals and controversies in the past year, including the case of Wayne Couzens – the police officer who kidnapped and murdered Sarah Everard – and the findings of the Daniel Morgan report which concluded that the Met was “institutionally corrupt”.
Mr Khan said that he will work with the Met and community groups to introduce an “overhaul of community scrutiny of police tactics”, while he will “continue support the independent review into the Met’s culture and standards, to help rebuild women and girls’ trust in the police”.
The public consultation on the mayor’s draft Police and Crime Plan is open until 21st January – have your say here.