We launched Operation Sceptre in July 2015 with the aim of reducing knife crime and the number families affected by knife crime across the whole of London. The launch was designed to coincide with new legislation that means that those convicted of carrying a knife for the second time will face a mandatory custodial sentence. Operation Sceptre seeks to target not only those who carry and use knives, but also the supply, access and importation of weapons.
Be Safe is a Met crime prevention campaign that aims to motivate, empower and mobilise Londoners to take steps to protect themselves and their property from crime, while officers continue to work hard to disrupt and arrest criminals.
Thousands of mobile phones are stolen in London every year, most commonly through pickpocketing, table surfing, and more recently an increase in snatches by criminals riding on mopeds. Be Safe is a campaign from the Met set up to tackle these issues.