The figures on sexual abuse in gangs and groups

These are some of the figures from the Office of the Children's Commissioner's report into sexual exploitation of children in gangs and groups:

  • 2,409 confirmed victims in the 14 months to October 2011
  • Of these, 28% from black and ethnic minority backgrounds
  • 16,500 at "high risk" of sexual exploitation in the 11 months to March 2011
  • Of the 1,500+ alleged perpetrators, about a third were white - the largest ethnic group

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'Thousands of children' abused

Thousands of children each year are being sexually exploited by gangs and groups in England, according to a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner. If you are affected by any of these issues, call ChildLine on 0800 1111.