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Did poverty cause the England riots? Guardian graphic fails to correct for population density

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via guardian.co.uk

Great idea in principle. The yellow dots show where the accused live, and the redder districts are the poorest. But I guess these are the districts with the highest population density so the graphic doesn’t mean anything on its own. Pity.

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