An investigation into the August 2011 UK riots has revealed its findings.It revealed some hard facts about some of the people who were involved.
Apparently one in eight of the mob who destroyed and ransacked places were too sick to work. This added up to 530 thugs who stood in front of the court. In other words they were living on Government's benefits.
A further record of about 100 people showed they were living on disability living allowance whilst a further 60 received incapacity benefits. Another 280 were on jobseekers allowance.
The investigation revealed that half of the rioters and looters were aged under 21 and a third were expelled from school. The police however have emphasized that of all those arrested, most of them were not gang members. Apparently only one in 10 were gang members.
The end result of the riots was that 2,500 shops and businesses were attacked, as well as 230 houses. There was also extensive damage to UK society and the country's image around the world.