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Foreign women far less likely to commit serious, violent, or sexual offences

`A disproportionate number of foreign national women are in prison for drug or immigration related offences’.

The data, released only recently by Crimestoppers, suggested six out of 10 on the police’s most wanted suspected fraudsters are of non-European origin.

But, a new report, No Way Out, published by the Prison Reform Trust, says: `Foreign national women are far less likely than UK nationals to have committed serious violent or sexual offences or robbery’.

The report deals with the situation of foreign national women in prison in England and Wales.

It adds: `Only 15 per cent of foreign nationals are serving sentences for serious crimes compared to 41 per cent of UK nationals.

`A disproportionate number of foreign national women are in prison for drug or immigration related offences’.

The briefing’s findings reveal that the average length of sentence given in 2009 for drug offences was six years, with findings of guilt after entering not guilty pleas resulting in sentences of up to 15 years. The average sentence for false documentation was eight months and for deception 12 months.

The findings are significant as these substantiate the apprehensions that selective figures are used by the critics of immigration to generalize the demeanor and conduct of the immigrants.

The findings in favour of the immigrants come at a time when the Crimestoppers’ data was being used to attack the recent findings that the floods of immigrants from alien countries ‘enrich’ Britain.

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