Young black people nine times more likely to be jailed than young white people – report

MoJ analysis for England and Wales released ahead of David Lammy’s review into treatment of black people by criminal justice system

Young black people are nine times more likely to be locked up in England and Wales than young white people, according to Ministry of Justice analysis.

The official exploratory study also shows that young black people are more likely to be identified with “gang concerns” and be considered a risk to others when being sentenced than any other ethnic group.

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