Friday, August 3, 2012
Many young people believe there could be a repeat of last summer’s rioting as the conditions that contributed to the disorder remain unchanged, a survey has indicated.
On the eve of the first anniversary of the shooting dead of Mark Duggan by police officers, which triggered the riots in London and other major English cities, more than one-in-four 12 to 18-year-olds said there could be more violence this summer.
More than half of those surveyed said that the riots spread because young people were copying what others were doing and more than a third (37.5%) said youngsters got involved so that they could boast to their friends.
A similar proportion (36.6%) thought that boredom among young people was a cause, with a fifth (20.4%) saying there was concern about their futures and jealousy of other people’s money and possessions.
This article was posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 at 6:54 am