How rioting spread around England
9 August 2011 Last updated at 19:04 BST
Birmingham was one of the worst riot-hit cities outside of London, where police made more than 130 arrests after a night of violence.
The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police said rioters targeted the city centre out of greed, not anger.
As police make further arrests, they also try to recover as much of the stolen property as possible.
Claire Marshall reports.