Riots in August 2001
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England rioters 'poor and young'

The most comprehensive statistics published so far on people charged over the August riots in England reveal they were poorer, younger and of lower educational achievement than average.

Some 90% of those brought before the courts were male and about half were aged under 21.

Only 5% were over the age of 40. Some 35% of adults were claiming out-of-work benefits.

The BBC's Chris Buckler reports.

  • 24 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK
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