Birmingham kids in care far more likely to be convicted of crime

Children in care across Birmingham are nearly five times as likely to be convicted of a crime as other children in our region, exclusive analysis by BirminghamLive has revealed.
The latest government figures show that 5.0% of children looked after by Birmingham council were convicted or cautioned for a crime last year.
In comparison, just 1.1% of all children in our city were punished for an offence in 2017/18.
Charities argue that the higher conviction rate for children in care does not mean that these children are actually more likely to commit a crime - they’re just more likely to be... read more

 
16 January 2019 in Regional West, Views: 38
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