A NEW report pinpoints parts of the district with the highest number of complaints of child sex abuse.
The in-depth study looks at cases of ten to 18-year-olds that have been referred to Bradford’s Child Sexual Exploitation Hub.
As well as providing a geographic breakdown of cases, the report also builds a picture of the age and ethnic background of alleged offenders and potential victims.
The authors of the report examined two main sets of data: the overall figures for cases referred to the hub in the 2015/16 financial year and a snapshot of ‘open cases’ that were being dealt with by the hub on March 29, 2016.
On that date, Bradford East was the constituency with the highest number of open child sexual exploitation (CSE) cases across the district, with a quarter of cases at that point involving a potential victim from Bradford East.
The constituency with the second highest number of children at risk of CSE was Bradford South, with 22 per cent of the district’s open cases, followed by Keighley (19 per cent), Bradford West (14 per cent) and Shipley (8 per cent).
Detailed analysis shows 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.
Meanwhile, almost half of alleged perpetrators (48 per cent) were Asian, more than a third (36 per cent) were white, four per cent were black and 12 per cent were classed as ‘unknown’.
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’.
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