The German security services believe that around half of the 720 people who are classified as "dangerous Islamists" do not actually pose a particular terror threat, the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) reported on Monday.

The information comes from a new form of analysis conducted by Germany's 16 state police services and the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).

The security services used the Radar-ITE system for their analysis, which was developed by the BKA and Swiss scientists. The system analyzes the "dangerous" individuals according to 73 characteristics, including familial surroundings, job security and propensity to violence.

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