Last week I was delighted to launch the MOPAC crime dashboard. This interactive tool makes it easy for everyone to make sense of crime data across the capital and see what's happening in their area.
The dashboard clearly shows that we are on target to reach the 20% crime reduction target set in the Police and Crime Plan, and that London is leading the way in crime reduction. There is still more work to do in specific areas and on specific crime types, and the Mayor and I discussed these issues with the Met at our recent MOPAC Challenge.
The MOPAC crime dashboard is the first of a series of interactive data tools that we will launch in the coming months and is part of the Mayor's ongoing commitment to make police data more user-friendly.
Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime
MOPAC Local Policing Roadshows
The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is revisiting every London borough in 2014 with senior Metropolitan Police officers to talk about local policing, tell you how we've been putting the Police and Crime Plan into practice and to answer your questions.
The first 16 events took place earlier this year. The second 16 events started in September and are happening throughout London until the end of the year.
In November, we will be visiting Croydon, Barking & Dagenham, Hounslow, Waltham Forest and Redbridge and in December, we will be in Enfield, Harrow, Bromley and Lewisham. All the information - including dates and venues - are on our website.
MOPAC takes charge of funding to support the capital's victims
MOPAC is now responsible for commissioning over £15m of victim services in the coming 18 months. This extra money means that MOPAC can provide funding to address the specific needs of victims in London.
Following an independent review of victim services in the capital overseen by Baroness Newlove, MOPAC will focus this funding on putting the victim at the centre of support services in the capital.