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Cause of the riots

Respondents who said listed item was an important or very important cause of the riots, %
Rioters Poverty Guardian/ICM

Location
Number of incidents London 30 Birmingham 29 Manchester 16 Liverpool 7 Salford 3 Nottingham 181

Stop and search


Have you been stopped and searched in the last 12 months?
No 27% Yes

Policing
Respondents saying police in their area generally do an excellent or good job
British Crime Survey 56%

73%

86% 69% 85% 68%

Stopped and search in London, 2009/2010


Black people as a % of London's population

7% Reading the Riots


SOURCE: BCS, GUARDIAN RESEARCH

Policing

Government policy 80%

11%

65%
Unemployment

Gender
Male

79% 79% 75% 51%


Black people stopped and searched

Shooting of Mark Duggan Social media

74% 64% 73%

28% Female

79%

Media coverage 72%

Greed

70% 77% 70% 61% 68% 67% 64% 86% 56% 82% 54% 56% 86% 75%

Inequality

SOURCE: GUARDIAN RESEARCH, POLICE POWERS & PROCEDURES BULLETIN

21%

Boredom

Age
10.5% 16.5%
21-24 35+ 25-34 7% 10-17

Criminality

%
18-20

29%

Moral decline Racial tensions

Gender
Male

32%

79%

Ethnicity
Asian Mixed/ other

Poor 40% parenting

4.5%

32%
Gangs
SOURCE: ICM, GUARDIAN RESEARCH

17%

Female
Black

21%

White

47%

26%