Muslim Overrepresented 300% in UK Prisons

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


UK – England – Prison

The good news is that they’re only overrepresented 200% in London prisons.

An investigation into British prisons has revealed that over a quarter of prisoners in the London are Muslims, more than double their population proportion in the UK capital.

Data collected by lawyer and shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan revealed that even though Muslims made up just 12% of the population of London, they made up for 27% of the city’s prison population.

Furthermore, it was noted that while Muslims in the UK constitute 4.8% of the population according to a 2011 census, 14% of inmates in the country are Muslims. This is up from 6% a decade ago.

What could possibly be to blame? Must be Islamophobia.

The new findings raise questions over the proportion of Muslims prosecuted and sentenced in comparison to non-Muslims, as well as the length of their sentences.

An easy way to tell would be to compare their crime rates to those back home in the countries they came from.

Khan also accused the authorities of not doing enough to deal with the problem, saying, “Four years on and ministers have ignored this call. The Government is utterly clueless about what to do about this growing problem.”

Clearly this can only be fixed with more immigration and diversity.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Is the over representation of prison inmates being Muslim a sad fact that they are being discriminated against – or that the Muslim community commits more crime than other communities?

    Ask the family of Lee Rigby, the families of the people who died in the 7/7/05 London transport bombings, the family of Yvonne Ridley…

    • glpage

      That is one of the things lefties just don’t get. To them, everyone is equal, so, there should be equal representation in whatever population you are examining. The idea that external factors having some effect on inequity in some group’s representation does not enter into their consideration.

  • Veracious_one

    clearly shows the immigration policy is a complete failure…Muslim immigration should be banned….and freedom speakers should be allowed in…

  • Until Yathrib

    Crime = Jihad = Izlum

  • A Z

    The % imprisonment of any population should be directly proportional to the should the % of crimes they commit.

    This morale principle eludes the mind of Eric Holder and others.

    • CaoMoo

      exactly overrepresentation is a flawed notion and cannot exist.

  • Drakken

    Looks like a wonderful place to build a gallows. For todays entertainment, we chose number such and such for a really nice prize, so come on down for the gallows game.