UK disproportionately fines BAME people for lockdown violations


Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people in England are 54% more likely than white people to be fined for violations of the coronavirus rules, according to an analysis of data published by the National Police Chiefs' Council showing the racial breakdown of the 13,445 fixed-penalty notices recorded between March 27 and May 11. BAME people were fined at a rate of 26 per 100,000, compared to white people at 16.8 per 100,000; the comparison raised questions as to whether the fines were fairly issued, especially after the Crown Prosecution Service found that dozens of people had been wrongly charged and convicted.


Source: The Guardian
Writer: Mattha Busby and Mirren Gidda


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