Freedom of information request reference no: 01.FOI.19.001035

I note you seek access to the following information:

I would like to request a list of all the individuals on the Gangs Matrix. For each entry I would like the following information:

  • the age of the individual
  • their rating denoting perceived risk of violence (green, amber, red)
  • the race of individual (black, white, mixed, Asian etc)
  • Has the individual been convicted of an offence?
  • Has the individual been convicted of a violent offence?

Clarification:

  1. Data can be provided from January 2015 to February 2019, which includes Ethnicity and age.
  2. We can provide data on an annual basis, but not on a quarterly basis as this will exceed the cost limit.
  3. We cannot provide data prior to 2015.
  4. We cannot provide data on ‘risk of violence’ as this is currently under review.
  5. We cannot provide data on previous convictions as this will also exceed the cost limit due to the number of records held.

Decision 

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find below information pursuant to your request above.

Q1 & 2 - Please see data below:

Age Gang Matrix Feb-19
13 1
14 9
15 45
16 116
17 195
18 245
19 257
20 284
21 249
22 260
23 260
24 275
25 223
26 156
27 156
28 118
29 84
30 53
31 36
32 29
33 21
34 9
35 10
36 6
37 12
38 5
39 6
41 2
43 1
45 1
48 1
49 1

 

Ethnicity Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Feb 19
White European 341 355 335 306 270 268
Dark European 114 127 137 118 93 93
African-Caribbean 2890 2817 2896 2847 2508 2505
Asian 238 229 224 187 149 149
Oriental 5 6 4 2 3 3
Arabian/Egyptian 93 92 94 102 107 108

I have included the following links to information which is already in the public domain, which you may also find useful:

https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/met/about-us/gangs-violence-matrix/mopac-gang-matrix-review.pdf

https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/foi-media/metropolitan-police/disclosure_2016/december_2016/information-rights-unit---breakdown-of-individuals-on-the-mpss-gangs-database

Gangs violence matrix

Q:3 - As explained above, we can only provide data from 2015.

Q:4 - Please see data below:

RAG status Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Feb 19
Red 185 146 185 169 156 141
Amber 1211 1264 1240 1124 969 960
Green 2285 2216 2265 2269 2005 2025

Q:5 - As advised previously, we are unable to provide this information as it will exceed the cost limit.