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Facial Recognition 1

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

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Photo of Susan Hall Susan Hall Conservative

Since the approval of Facial Recognition for the Met, please of provide the following breakdowns for those who have been uploaded to the system:

• Age

• Ethnicity

• Gender

Further to this, for those who are currently wanted by the Met, please provide the following breakdowns:

• Age

• Ethnicity

• Gender

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As set out in the Live Facial Recognition Guidance document (https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/force-content/met/advice/lfr/mpf-lfr-guidance-document-v1-0.pdf - para 10.9) the MPS does not create or retain a breakdown of race, gender or any other protected characteristic of people on a Watchlist. This mirrors the approach taken with the majority of policing tools used by the MPS.

The breakdown for wanted people across the MPS can be found below:

Age Group

%

Under 18

1.36%

18 - 25

13.98%

26 - 50

72.54%

51 - 80

11.89%

81+

0.23%

Unknown

0.01%

Total

100.00%

Gender

%

Female

11.91%

Male

84.03%

Not Stated

4.05%

Total

100.00%

Ethnicity

%

IC1-White North European

43.39%

IC2-White South European

15.19%

IC3-Black

21.09%

IC4-Asian

10.10%

IC5-Chinese/ Japanese or other South East Asian

1.64%

IC6-Arabic or North African

2.55%

IC9-Unknown

4.38%

Middle Eastern

1.64%

Not Available

0.01%

Other Mixed Race Background

0.01%

Total

100.00%