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Barometer | 18 May 2017

Also in Barometer: vegan sports stars, cyber attacks and serial killers

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Veggie skills

Neil Robinson turned vegan at 23 while playing football for Everton in 1980.

Dustin Watton played in the US National Volleyball team in 2015.

Peter Siddle, a bowler in the Australian cricket team, turned vegan in 2013.

Griff Whalen plays American football for Miami Dolphins.

Only vegan food is served at the Forest Green Rovers ground, but some players were filmed scoffing meat pizzas in 2016.

Who’s on board?

Foreign nationals: 32%

Females: 17% of executive directors, 28% of non-executive directors

Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic: 3.7%

Average age: non-exec 59 years; exec 52

Average length of service: 4 years

Source: Spencer Stuart

Hack attacks

— Businesses that reported at least one attack in 2015: 24%

— Large businesses that reported at least one attack: 65%, with 25% suffering at least one per month.

— Average cost of each attack: £3,480 overall, but £36,500 for large businesses.

— Average spend on cyber security: £4,060, but £269,000 for large firms.

Source: HM Government/Ipsos Mori Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016

The gender of killers

Era Male / Female
1900s 39.1 / 60.9
1910s 56.5 / 43.5
1920s 61.0 / 39.0
1930s 74.2 / 25.8
1940s 82.8 / 17.8
1950s 70.7 / 29.3
1960s 92.1 / 7.9
1970s 94.4 / 5.6
1980s 90.3 / 9.7
1990s 89.8 / 10.2
2000s 88.1 / 11.9
2010s 92.0 / 8.0
Source: Radford Univ/FGCU serial killer database