Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Written Answers to 16/11/2016 Mayor's Question Time Meeting : Letter to Taxi Leaks from Caroline Pidgeon

Publication of statistics relating to sexual offences

Question No: 2016/4076

Caroline Pidgeon

In June in answer to Question 2016/1864 you stated that TfL and the MPS are currently working together to establish how to present data in a consistent format for sexual offences relating to taxi and private hire drivers and that the data will be publicly available later in the Summer.  

Please state the specific reasons why this data has still not been published and also the actual date by which this data will start to be regularly published.

Written response from the Mayor

TfL has worked with the MPS and City of London Police to collate figures for the total number of recorded taxi and private hire-related sexual offences committed by licensed or unlicensed taxi or private hire drivers for the last 12 years.


In addition, for 2014 and 2015, TfL will provide information on the number of drivers charged with a sexual offence, the outcome at court, whether the driver was licensed as a taxi or private hire driver at the time of the offence, and for private hire journeys - whether the journey was booked via a licensed operator. 


The production of this information has to be cross referenced and verified which has taken longer than expected. TfL has assured me that it will be publishing finalised data very soon.


TfL is committed to updating and publishing this data annually going forward.