Birmingham children in care much more likely to be convicted of crime

Children in care in Birmingham are more than twice as likely to be convicted of a crime as other children in the city, a new study has found.
Analysis of government figures has revealed that 5% of children in care in Birmingham were convicted or cautioned for a crime in one year.
In comparison, 2% of all children in the city were proven to have committed an offence over the course of 12 months.
Charities argue that the higher conviction rate for children in care does not mean that these children are more likely to actually commit a crime - they’re just more likely to be reported to police.... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Regional West, Views: 25
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