Monday, December 10, 2012
One in five young men in British detention centers have been found to be Muslims
According to a report by the chief inspector of prisons, Nick Hardwick, one in five young men in youth jails across England and Wales are Muslims, representing a sharp rise from 13% in 2009-10 to 21% in 2011-12. The study also found that the proportion of youth offenders in custody from black and minority ethnic communities has risen to 42%, from 39% in 2010-11. Around 17% of the population of England and Wales is non-white, while it is estimated that about 5% of people in Britain are Muslim.