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Gangs Matrix

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Susan Hall Susan Hall Conservative

Since 21st December 2018 how many individuals who were removed from the Gangs Matrix have gone onto be charged with a crime broken down by minor crime type? If this is too much data to extract, please just provide the figures for Violence Against the Person, Knife Crime, and Homicide. Also please note, this only refers to those removed from the Matrix after 21st December 2018.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The MPS has clear criteria based on offending and intelligence for inclusion and retention of individuals on the Gangs Violence Matrix (GVM). To ensure transparency these criteria are published on the MPS external website. Every quarter the MPS reviews all individuals on the GVM against these criteria and removes or retains individuals on this basis. Each quarter new data on the GVM population is published on the same website. This process is overseen by an operationally independent review and compliance team and the wider GVM remains subject to regular oversight and scrutiny by my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.

Since 21 December 2018 a total of 994 subjects have been removed from the Gangs Violence Matrix.  The MPS informs me that it is not able to give a full breakdown of their subsequent offending history by crime-type.