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Burglary: Greater London

Question for Home Office

UIN 127155, tabled on 7 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the capacity of local police forces in London to investigate burglaries.

Answered on

20 February 2018

We expect the police to take all reported crimes (including burglary) seriously, to investigate and, where appropriate, for offenders to be prosecuted and receive appropriate sentences.

Overall the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has the resources it needs to police London. The MPS has the most officers per head of population (378) and a quarter of all police officers in England and Wales. The funding settlement agreed by the House on 7 February will provide the Mayor of London with almost £50m of additional funding in 2018/19.

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