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Sexual Offences (550A/20)



 In terms of the victims we want any victims who are classed as a child under the terms of the sex offences act.

The exception being for abuse of trust crimes which include 16 or 17 year olds.

The reference to young people is take from section 13 of the CPS guide to the most commonly charged sex offences.

I hope that helps?


 For each of the calendar years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 I would like data on the number of child sex offence crimes your force has recorded in which the alleged perpetrator is female.

Each data return should include the calendar year the offence took place, the gender of the victim, the age of the victim, the offence classification and indicate if the suspect was charged.
For guidance I would only like data on crimes which were not subsequently cancelled.

In terms of the offence classification which should be included I would like all child sex offences covered by the CPS’s ‘most commonly charged offences’ guide


 *Rape of a child
*Sexual assault of a child
*Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

*Sexual activity with a child

*Incest or familial sexual offences
*Causing a child to watch a sexual act
*Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child
*Meeting a child following sexual grooming
*Arranging and facilitating a child sex offence

*Possession of indecent images of children

*Abuse of a position of trust (including victims aged 16 and 17)
*Abuse of children through prostitution or pornography
*Child sex offence committed by children or young persons

 If your force records has recorded child sex offences not included in this list please include them and indicate it in the response.


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/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.