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Sexual Offence Reports Against Children in 2016/17

Question

1. The number of recorded sexual offences against children aged under 18, for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

2. The total number of recorded sexual offences against under 18s broken down by age of victim (by individual year of age where possible).

3. The number of recorded sexual offences against under 18s that had a cyber flag attached.

Answer

The number of reported sexual offences where victim under 18 is1,483. Of those, a total of 74 had a cyber tag.

The 1,483 records are broken down by age of victim below. Where the records are for historical crimes, the age at time of event is used. Some of these are approximate so we have provided the age band. 

 

Age/ Cyber Tag Present

No

Yes

Sum:

(13 to 14)

1

 

1

(15 to 16)

1

 

1

(12 to 13)

1

 

1

0

10

 

10

1

4

 

4

2

13

 

13

3

20

 

20

4

39

 

39

5

26

 

26

6

35

 

35

7

33

3

36

8

36

1

37

9

57

2

59

10

57

 

57

11

67

6

73

12

121

15

136

13

175

20

195

14

215

13

228

15

210

11

221

16

155

2

157

17

133

1

134

Sum:

1409

74

1,483

FOI reference: 482/17.

Date of request: 06.04.17.