England riots: What happened to the rioters in court?

More than 3,000 people were arrested in connection with the riots in towns and cities around England between Saturday 6 and Tuesday 9 August. Latest figures from the Ministry of Justice say 1,715 suspects have now appeared in court - most of them in London.

  • Regional breakdown of court appearances
  • London 66%
  • Greater Manchester 12%
  • West Midlands 8%
  • Nottingham 4%
  • Merseyside 4%
  • Rest of England & Wales 6%
  • Source: Ministry of Justice
Graphic: England riots court snapshot. 1,297 appeared in court up to midday 17 August. 21% under 18s. 90% male. 65% remanded in custody. 10% usual custody remand rate (remanded in custody by magistrates in 2010). Source: Ministry of Justice
  • England riots: Court snapshot
  • 1,715 Appeared in court up to 12 September
  • 22% Under-18s
  • 90% Male
  • 65% Remanded in custody
  • 10% Usual custody remand rate*
  • *Remanded in custody by magistrates in 2010
  • Source: Ministry of Justice

More details are beginning to emerge of who the rioters were and what happened to them in court. The graphic below is based on information provided by Greater Manchester Police, City of Manchester magistrates' court and Croydon magistrates' court.

Graphic: Manchester court snapshot up to 16th August. 171 people charged: 25% under 18, 12% female. 181  offences: 72% burglary and related offences, 26% violence and disorder, 2% drugs. Sentences: 72% remanded in custody, 14% bailed, 9% jailed, 5% other. Source: Greater Manchester Police
  • Manchester: Court snapshot (to 17 Aug)
    • 179 people charged
    • 25% Under-18s
    • 12% Female
    • 189 offences*
    • 72% Burglary & related
    • 26% Violence and disorder
    • 2% Drugs
    • Sentences**
    • 72%
      Remanded in custody
    • 14%
      Bailed
    • 9%
      Jailed
    • 5%
      Other
  • Source: Greater Manchester Police
Graphic: Manchester court snapshot up to 16th August. 171 people charged: 25% under 18, 12% female. 181  offences: 72% burglary and related offences, 26% violence and disorder, 2% drugs. Sentences: 72% remanded in custody, 14% bailed, 9% jailed, 5% other. Source: Greater Manchester Police
  • Croydon: Court snapshot (to 17 Aug)
    • 35 people charged
    • 15% Under-18s
    • 26% Female
    • 77 offences*
    • 74% Burglary & related
    • 22% Violence and disorder
    • 2% Arson
    • 1% Drugs
    • Sentences** (to 15 Aug)
    • 66%
      Remanded in custody
    • 17%
      Other
    • 11%
      Jailed
    • 6%
      Bailed
  • Source: Croydon magistrates' court

*Offences: Burglary includes theft, handling stolen goods and attempted burglary/theft. Violence includes robbery, public order offences and obstructing/assaulting police officers. In Croydon, violent offences include one charge of murder.

**Sentences: Most people have been remanded in custody pending another hearing. Some people have been jailed for up to a maximum of eight months, others have been freed on bail to appear in court again at a later date. Other refers to a handful of cases where the outcome is still unknown or where referral orders have been made.

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