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Sexual Offences

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has conducted

Number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts for certain sexual offences against persons under 16 England and Wales 1997–20011
Buggery by a male of a male under 16107124140105111
Buggery by a male with a female under 16351923289
Rape of a female aged under 16592698714659919
Rape of a male aged under 1645496368107
Unlawful sexual intercourse with girl under 134040324053
Unlawful sexual intercourse with girl under 16153171169167177
Incest with a girl under 131417121814
1 These data are on the principal offence basis.
2 Staffordshire Police Force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates courts for the year 2000. Altough sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at a detailed level and have been excluded from the table.