Saturday, 9 March 2013

Summary: The August Riots in England - understanding the involvement of young people.


Summary: The August Riots in England - understanding the involvement of young people.
Title: The August Riots in England - understanding the involvement of young people.
Government Department, Body or Committee: Home Office, National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) on behalf of the Cabinet Office.
Date published: Tue Apr 17 09:53:40 BST 2012.
URL: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/effective-practice/community-effective-practice/August-Riots-in-England-CO


Key Quotes:

  • "Across the ten forces principally affected, a total of 5,112 individual disorder-related crimes were recorded..."
  • "...common crimes involved some form of acquisitive crime (burglary, attempted burglary, robbery, and theft and handling offences); these accounted for 50 per cent of all recorded crimes. Offences involving criminal damage (to buildings, vehicles or arson offences) accounted for 36 per cent of the total. Violent offences were less common, accounting for seven per cent of the total."
  • "There is no complete account of the people who participated in the disorder...vast majority of arrestees were male (89%)... Forty-six per cent of all arrestees were aged 18 to 24 and around one-quarter (26%) were juveniles (aged 10 to 17)...40 per cent described themselves as White, 39 per cent as Black, 11 per cent as from a Mixed ethnic background, eight per cent as Asian..."
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