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Offences Against Children

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many reported cases of (a) rape and (b) sexual offences against children, including incest, there have been in Scotland in each of the last five years.

The available information on the number of rape cases recorded by the police is set out in the table. Information which separately identifies sexual offences against children is not held centrally.

Number of rape cases recorded by the police (including attempted rape)
Number
1984224
1985248
1986249
1987241
1988279