London Assembly publishes draft Police and Crime Plan 2021/25

The Mayor of London has invited Londoners to have their say on his new draft Police and Crime Plan. The draft Plan sets out the Mayor’s priorities to make the capital a safer city. Despite a decline in overall homicides, the number of teenage homicides in London has increased this year. Driving down crime and attempting to prevent violence and the loss of young lives is at the heart of the Mayor’s priorities for this term.

Will the draft plan make an impact on policing and crime in Waltham Forest? Does the Mayor need to go further? Do you have any ideas on how crime can be reduced in your ward? 

The plan contains commitments to:

  • prioritise resources to places where the risk of violence is highest and implement a new Problem Oriented Policing (POP) approach;
  • continue the London Violence Reduction Unit’s delivery against its current strategy which prioritises supporting young people, with a range of programmes aimed at reducing risks faced by young Londoners; supporting them in staying safe and putting in place long-term arrangements to provide positive opportunities for young people to fulfil their potential;
  • MOPAC and the VRU will intensify focus on understanding and addressing the relationship between drugs and violence in London including establishing a London Drugs Commission comprising independent experts and leading figures from the fields of criminal justice, public health, politics, community relations and academia. The Commission will pull together the latest evidence on the effectiveness of our drugs laws, but with particular focus on cannabis;
  • ending the criminal exploitation of young Londoners by gangs and wider criminal networks, a known driver of violence affecting young people in London. As well as supporting the MPS to crack down on the organised criminals preying on young people to deal drugs, the Rescue and Response programme will continue its work to better understand, target and respond to County Lines offending and victimisation;
  • investing in the provision of support for young people impacted by violence – including those seen to be offenders but have also often experienced victimisation – to reduce the risk of violence to both themselves and others. This includes specialist support to young victims of violence requiring hospital treatment; young victims of crime linked to gangs; and those wanting to exit gangs.

You can see the Plan in full at and the evidence base underpinning it here – .

You can also submit your feedback on the draft plan via email ( or by post to MOPAC, 169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL.

The consultation is now open and will run until 21st January 2022.

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