PRITI Patel said children abused by grooming gangs were let down by the state in the name of political correctness as she vowed to tackle the problem.
There has been criticism that victims have been failed owing to fears of accusations of racism.
High-profile cases have involved men of mainly Pakistani ethnicity.
But the Home Secretary warned there was not enough data to draw conclusions about offenders as research focused on age and sex, rather than race.
HOAR understands the report will be used to draw up a strategy to get better evidence on how race, ethnicity and culture plays a role in abuse.
The research, commissioned by the Home Office, said most group child sex offenders were white, according to current statistics.
Ms Patel said: “Victims and survivors of group-based child sexual exploitation have told me how they were let down by the state in the name of political correctness.
“What happened to these children remains one of the biggest stains on our country’s conscience.
“This paper demonstrates how difficult it has been to draw conclusions about the characteristics of offenders.”
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