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Young Robbers Sunday October 29 2000
Young Robber Survey

The Panorama Young Robber survey was carried out by the BBC Analysis and Research Unit in September 2000. 3247 children from Birmingham completed the survey. They were from three schools in the area - Great Barr School, Hall Green School and Smallheath School.

Young Robber Survey
The results show that 28% of schoolchildren have been robbed, and that 79% know someone who has been robbed. A further 24% surveyed said they had witnessed a robbery.

Almost half of those questioned (45%) thought that crime generally was a problem in the West Midlands area, but when asked what crime concerned them most, 32% of the pupils listed robbery and mugging. This compares to 16% who stated burglary, 13% vandalism, 5% assault.

Crimes that concern the young
40% of schoolchildren questioned expressed concern about their safety when they go into their local city centre.

Young Robber Survey

Young Robber Survey
Male schoolchildren are more likely to either be robbed or witness a robbery than their female counterparts.

31% of schoolboys had been robbed compared with 25% of schoolgirls and 31% of young males had witnessed a robbery compared with 17% of females.

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