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After the riots

The final report of the Riots Communities and Victims Panel

Following the riots that occurred in towns and cities across England between 6 August 2011 and 10 August 2011, the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Official Opposition established the Riots Communities and Victims Panel and asked it to consider:

–– what may have motivated a small minority of people to take part in the riots;

–– why the riots happened in some areas and not others;

–– how key public services engaged with communities before, during and after the riots;

–– what motivated local people to come together to resist riots in their area or to clean up after riots had taken place;

–– how communities can be made more socially and economically resilient in the future to prevent future problems; and

–– what could have been done differently to prevent or manage the riots.