>Mapping the riots


The Financial Times and the Guardian have both published original statistical and cartographical work based on the Londonriots. TheFinancial Times has plotted the home addresses of 332 people charged withriot-related offences in London over the past month. These were then applied toa map with neighbourhoods shaded to represent one of five quintiles ofdeprivation (based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation).

The researchreveals that two-thirds of all suspects live in neighbourhoods withbelow-average income, and only 3 per cent hail from the wealthiest 20 per centof areas.

The Guardian’swork focused on the riot incidents, but then applies this to a similar mapof deprivation. There is a similar correlation between the more deprivedlocations in London and reported incidents of riot-related criminality.