In the Media

Poor people 'more likely to be murdered'

PUBLISHED December 15, 2004

The poorer you are the more likely you are to be murdered, new research has found.

A study of murder rates and wealth in Britain also revealed that murder rates among poor people have significantly increased over the last 20 years, mirroring an increase in poverty, while those for the wealthy have fallen dramatically.
The joint study from the Universities of Bristol, Sheffield and Edinburgh examined murders between 1981 and 2000 and found that the poorest 10% of Britons were 182% more likely to be murdered than the national average, while the murder rate among the richest 10% was half the average.