England riots: Who are the rioters?

Clashes with police in London

There has been much speculation about who the rioters are. This is a snapshot of the suspected rioters who were due to appear at one London magistrates' court in the course of one day.

Rioters in graphics - breakdown of numbers

As of 11 August, there have been more than 1,500 arrests across England and those who have been charged are being fast-tracked through the criminal justice system.

They are appearing at magistrates' court within hours and police are often only submitting a charge sheet for a case to be referred to court. Many of the courts are sitting through the night to process the defendants.

A full statistical picture is not yet available.

The graphs above represent the 56 people listed to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court in south London on Tuesday 10 August on disorder-related charges.

Not all the offences are public disorder. Many have been charged with non-domestic burglary in the vicinity of disorder and the stores targeted included Currys, Carphone Warehouse and H Samuel.

The defendants are broken down into gender, age, nature of the charge and location of the crime in relation to where they live. Ethnicity was not included in the court listings. The crimes were all committed on Monday 8 August and Tuesday 9 August.

The court was open for longer than usual between 9am and 7pm. Defendants not listed may have been seen and the police or legal teams may have chosen to prioritise one case over another.

In addition to the fast-tracked riot defendants, the court also had to deal with the cases previously scheduled for that day.

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