The Metropolitan Police have removed the names of 1,000 young Black men from its controversial gang violence database following a mayoral review.
The database contains the names and details of thousands of people who police believe are at risk of becoming involved in gang activity, giving them a score which shows the probability they will commit an act of gang violence.
Figures recently revealed 80% of names on the list are from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
The review of the database, which has been described as “racially discriminatory”, was ordered by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
According to analysis by City Hall, the majority of the Black males who have been taken off of the database had very low rates of offending in the year before they were removed, and the year after.
The number of names on the list currently stands at 2,305, which is the lowest level in seven years.