Monday, July 3, 2023

Are ‘grooming gangs’ predominantly Pakistani men?

 The issue of "grooming gangs" and the ethnicity of the perpetrators has been a topic of discussion in the UK. While there have been claims that these gangs are predominantly made up of Pakistani men, recent research suggests that this is not the case.

A Home Office report has concluded that there is no credible evidence that any one ethnic group is over-represented in cases of child sexual exploitation
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 The report found that group-based offenders are most commonly white
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 The racial stereotype that grooming gangs are predominantly Pakistani-heritage Muslim men abusing white girls gained credence when the Quilliam Foundation claimed that 84% of "grooming gang offenders" were Asian
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 However, this claim has been disputed by other experts and organizations, including the NSPCC
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Despite this, there are still some who argue that grooming gangs are predominantly made up of Pakistani men. For example, former Detective Constable in Greater Manchester Police Maggie Oliver has claimed that grooming gangs are predominantly Pakistani Muslim men
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 However, it is important to note that this claim is not supported by the most recent research on the topic.In summary, while there have been claims that grooming gangs are predominantly made up of Pakistani men, recent research suggests that this is not the case. The Home Office report found that group-based offenders are most commonly white, and there is no credible evidence that any one ethnic group is over-represented in cases of child sexual exploitation
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