And despite Moslems forming only 4.8% of the population, they make up nearly 15% of those held in prison.
Therefore on reflection I'm not going to join the chorus of condemnation for MP Jess Phillips, who stated that women were at much higher risk of sexual assault in her constituency than elsewhere in white areas of the UK. Birmingham has a very high proportion of black, Asian and Moslem men - the most likely cohort of sex offenders. She's quite right. Her ethnic constituents may not thank her for pointing it out, however.
|Government sex offences statistics 2011|
|%age of England and Wales population||83.3%||2.8%||5.9%||8.0%|
|%age of persons proceeded against for sexual offences||78.0%||9.9%||9.7%||2.0%|