Crime and policing

Keeping London safe is my top priority. Londoners need to be confident that those committing crimes are caught and prosecuted, and that victims of crime get all the help and support they need.

My experience as a human rights lawyer has given me a strong sense of justice. As Mayor I will bring that sense of justice to everything we do on crime and policing in London, so we can all live in a safer and fairer city.

Victims at the heart of the justice system

Victims of crime must be treated with the dignity they deserve. Sadiq will give victims a right to have crimes recorded by the police, and greater access to up-to-date information on their case.

Zero tolerance of hate crimes

Sadiq will introduce a zero-tolerance approach to hate crimes, and ensure the police have the resources they need to tackle racial, religious or homophobic abuse.

Building community confidence in the police

So that the police have the confidence of all Londoner, Sadiq will step up efforts to recruit more police from BAME communities and will drive down unnecessary use of stop and search.

Tackling knife crime

Sadiq will demand tougher community payback for those caught with knives - on top of jail time and traditional sentencing, proper enforcement of laws on selling knives to children and the introduction of a licensing scheme for knives. Hospitals should record and share knife wound data, and London needs a more intelligence-led use of stop-and-search powers.

Combating extremism

Sadiq will tackle extremism and radicalisation in London, by supporting mainstream Muslims in challenging the extremists, tackling social segregation and by working with internet providers to ban extremist websites.


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