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More facts and figures from the police following Monday night's violence
Scale of disorder and police response
- 22 of London's 32 boroughs saw serious disorder on Monday night.
- The number of 999 calls increased by almost 400% in a 24hr period. The Fire Brigade received over 1,700 to reports of fires burning. At their peak the number of crime scenes numbered over 500.
- As the operation progressed the number of officers increased from 3,000 on Sunday, to 6,000 on Monday, more than the total size of West Yorkshire police.
- Very early on Tuesday, plans were in place to enable 16,000 officers to be available that night. Mutual aid, the cancellation of all leave and the support from the Special Constabulary contributed to this.
- Police staff also played a key role supporting the operational response with many people working long hours at short notice.
Scale of investigation
- In total the Op. Withern investigation team includes around 500 officers. The enquiry is being led by the Homicide & Serious Crime Command with support from detectives, uniformed officers and police staff from across the MPS.
- We estimate that we currently have around 20,000 hours of CCTV footage to view, although this is likely to significantly increase as we gather further material from CCTV, the public and other sources.
- Op. Withern has 125 officers dedicated to going through CCTV this weekend.
- More than 200 forensic submissions have already been made to labs.
- There have been around 7.5million views of the suspect images on the Met Flickr account.
14 August, 2011