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Sexual offences in England and Wales

Sexual Offences in England and Wales YEAR ENDING JUNE 2013 FINDINGS FROM POLICE RECORDED CRIME AND THE CRIME SURVEY FOR ENGLAND AND WALES ONS is responsible for the publication of National Statistics on crime in England and Wales Police recorded crime data is collated by the Home Office from police forces and then supplied to ONS. Police record crimes in the year they are reported to them, which is not necessarily in the year the offence took place. Definition of sexual offences: Sexual offences recorded by the police are presented as two separate categories: rape and other sexual offences. Other sexual offences covers sexual assault, and unlawful sexual activity, which can involve consenting adults or children. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 introduced certain offences such as sexual grooming, which is included in this group. LATEST RESULTS: YEAR ENDING JUNE 13 COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEAR Rape 17,061 9% 9% NEWS Rape Other Other 38,751 OVERALL 9% RISE Total 55,812 To put this in context, this represents one offence per 1,000 people in that year Increase in sexual offences. This is the largest increase in recording since current standards began Publicity around Operation Yewtree associated with Savile may be responsible for some of the 9% increase Did you know? The proportion of victims reporting to the police is known to be low The police figures exclude those offences which have not been reported to them. The Crime Survey asks respondents, in confidence, about their experience of sexual assault since age 16. Önly a small minority of people who had experienced serious sexual assault (13%), had told the police. WHAT'S BEHIND THE RISE? Information from a subset of police forces shows: Breakdown in offences reported in the year ending June 2013 Year on year rise in breakdown of offences 100 11% 80 60 24% 65% 40 20 Last 1-20 20+ 20+ Years ago 11-20 Years ago ILast year Year Years ago Years ago Why was there a general increase in reporting? These figures include incidents discovered as part of Operation Yewtree. Evidence suggests increased publicity is thought to have led to more victims coming forward and reporting both historical and current offences. (Offences reported to the police in last 12 months) PROFILE OF RAPE OFFENCES Year ending June 2013 6,749 Year ending June 2012 Rape of a child 5,697 10,312 Rape of adult (16+) 9,973 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 450 417 910 Police recorded rape by age of child and sex - year to June 2013 compared with previous year Rape of a female aged 16 or over +3% 2,472 17,061 Rape of a female child under 16 +11% Rape of a female child under 13 +15% TOTAL Rape of a male child under 13 +47% 9,862 Rape of a male child 16 or over +21% чp 9% Rape of a male child under 16 +59% 2,950 Total 9% ONS crime statistics only cover England and Wales. Statistics related to Scotland can be found at: Statistics related to Northern Ireland can be found at: Office for National Statistics Percentage

Sexual offences in England and Wales

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Infographic showing findings from police recorded crime and the crime survey for England and Wales (year ending June 2013).


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