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Campaigners raise alarm over ‘appallingly disproportionate’ number of black and minority ethnic children being arrested | The Independent

Black and ethnic minority children account for more than a quarter of all child arrests across England and Wales — more than double proportion of BAME population as a whole

Black and minority ethnic children account for more than a quarter of all child arrests across England and Wales, new figures show, raising concerns of “appalling” disproportionality in the justice system.

Data obtained through Freedom of Information law shows 26 per cent of all child arrests are youngsters from minority ethnic backgrounds — a figure more than double the proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the population as a whole.

Campaigners and politicians have said the findings are a cause for “great concern”, and have called on the Government to take urgent action to tackle the “institutional racism” in the criminal justice system.

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