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England Riots: Who were the rioters?

This text was excerpted from: Black and Asian rioters disproportionately involved in disturbances, Tom Whitehead, The Telegraph, 2011

46% of those appearing in court for crimes during the 2011 England riots were from black or mixed black backgrounds, 42% were white and 7% were Asian.

_One in three adult rioters were claiming unemployment benefits, compared with a 12 per cent national average, and 160 rioters were in receipt of disability or incapacity allowances.

Editor's note: According to the 2001 census, the population in the UK is 92% white, 4% South Asian, 2% black and 1,2% mixed.

Black and Asian rioters disproportionately involved in disturbancesTom WhiteheadThe Telegraph10/24/2011
2001 Census ethnicity resultsWikipedia2012
2011 England riotsWikipedia2012
These follow-up articles used this article as a reference:
Era of Mass Immigration is Over02/01/2012
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