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Sexual Offences: Wales

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of sexual assault were reported in Wales (a) in total and (b) in each parliamentary constituency in each of the last three years. (145460)

The available information relates to offences recorded by the police in Wales and is given in the table. Statistics for parliamentary constituencies are not available centrally.

Serious assaults recorded by the police in Wales

Number of offences

Rape

Sexual assault 1

Total

2003-04

514

1,308

1,822

2004-05

560

1,240

1,800

2005-06

595

1,166

1,761

1 Includes recorded offences of indecent assault on a male or female and sexual assault on a male or female.

Note:

The Sexual Offences Act 2003, introduced in May 2004, altered the definition and coverage of sexual offences.