A new report from the United Kingdom that looked at incdents of child sexual exploitation in one city for those between the ages of 10 and 18 years old found nearly 50 percent of the offenders were Muslim.
The news blog Eye on the World has the basics:
“A report in the UK has collated all the information from cases of ten to 18-year-olds that have been referred to the city of Bradford’s Child Sexual Exploitation Hub. Where they have broken down cases referred to the hub during the 2015/16 financial year into geographic breakdown of cases, the age and ethnic background of alleged offenders and potential victims.
“They found that that more than three-quarters of alleged perpetrators were aged under 35, with 32 per cent aged 18 to 25, and 15 per cent under 18. Just 11 per cent involved people aged 46 or older.”
Most of the victims were white.
Specifically, the Telegraph and Argus reported:
“Two-thirds of the children involved in open cases were white, 12 per cent were Asian, eight per cent were mixed heritage, one per cent were black, and 13 per cent were either classed as ‘other’ or ‘unknown.’
“Almost half of the children were either classed as ‘children in need’ or had been in some sort of care.”
And in certain regions of the area, 20 percent of the victims were boys, the report found.
Again, from the Telegraph and Argus:
“Imran Hussain, MP for Bradford East, said CSE was an ‘extremely serious issue that will never be tolerated.’
“He said: ‘It is vital that we all work together as a whole district to eradicate this heinous crime. Protecting children and their welfare has to remain at the heart of any strategy and we can never allow this issue to slip down our agenda.’
“Councillor Brendan Stubbs (Lib Dem, Eccleshill) said he was disappointed about the number of cases in his ward.
“He said: ‘I hope the high number is due to the fact we have professionals doing their jobs, making sure anything they are concerned about is being reported.'”