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Child Abuse

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons have been convicted in Scotland of offences involving child abuse in each of the last five years; and if he will break the totals down by offence.

The age of the victims of crimes and offences is not recorded in the statistics collected by the Scottish Home and Health Department. However, some of the categories in the classification of crimes and offences used in the statistics relate specifically to some form of child abuse. Figures for those categories are given in the table.

The age of the victims of crimes and offences is not included in the statistics on court proceedings collected by the Scottish Home and Health Department. However, two of the categories in the classification of crimes and offences used in the statistics relate specifically to some form of sexual abuse of children. Figures for these categories are given in the table.Persons with charge proved, Scotland.

Crime19801981198219831984
Defilement of girl under 13 years121722
Defilement of girl aged 13, 14 and 158764597369