U18’s Sex Offences (072_15)

Request

  1. The number of sexual offences against children recorded by the force in each of the past four complete financial years plus the number from the start of the 2014-15 financial year up until the end of December 2014.

 

  1. I would also like this number expressed as a rate per every 100,000 children looked after by the force for each time period.

 

  1. Finally, I would like to know how many of the offences recorded in point 1 of my request were rape offences.

Response

. 1. The number of sexual offences against children recorded by the force in each of the past four complete financial years plus the number from the start of the 2014-15 financial year up until the end of December 2014.

 

Sexual offences against children (u18s) 01/04/2010 – 31/12/2014
Total Sexual offences Total Rapes
2010-2011 1446 454
2011-2012 1534 418
2012-2013 1669 444
2013-2014 1844 496
2014-2015 1395 430

 

 

  1. I would also like this number expressed as a rate per every 100,000 children looked after by the force for each time period.

 

There is no recorded information held

 

  1. Finally, I would like to know how many of the offences recorded in point 1 of my request were rape offences.

 

See table above

 

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

 

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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