By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 23 May 2012
Home Office statistics show that 40% of the young people brought before the courts following the August riots were on free school meals; more than a third had been recently excluded from school and two-thirds had a special educational need. Fewer than one in five of those arrested were gang-affiliated. The vast majority – 90% – were male.
These statistics chime with our findings on young people and neighbourhood risk.