Mayor Sadiq Khan is facing calls to investigate the increasingly disproportionate homicide rate among black Londoners.
Figures obtained by Tory assembly member Shaun Bailey show there has been a 68 per cent increase in the number of black Londoners killed in the past five years, when compared with the five previous years.
The total number of homicides in London increased by 21.7 per cent, from 547 between 2011-15 to 666 between 2016-20, according to Metropolitan police data sourced by the GLA Conservatives.
But the number of black victims increased from 173 to 292 between the two five-year periods – a rise of 68.7 per cent.
The proportion of deaths involving black people has also increased from 31.6 per cent (173 out of 547) to 43.8 per cent (292 out of 666).
Could be worth checking if this kind of thing happens anywhere else in the world.