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Rape: Victims

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons in Northern Ireland have been victims of rape in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex. (174858)

The following table shows the number of recorded rape offences (including attempted rape) from 1998-99, categorised by age group and gender.

Until the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, males could not be designated as victims of rape.

Age under 18

Age 18-64

Age 65+

Age unknown

All ages

1998-99

Male

Female

135

171

3

15

324

Total

135

171

3

15

324

1999-2000

Male

Female

131

160

1

19

311

Total

131

160

1

19

311

2000-01

Male

Female

95

125

1

11

232

Total

95

125

1

11

232

2001-02

Male

Female

108

179

0

5

292

Total

108

179

0

5

292

2002-03

Male

Female

164

192

0

1

357

Total

164

192

0

1

357

2003-04

Male

5

0

1

0

6

Female

165

222

2

0

389

Total

170

222

3

0

395

2004-05

Male

9

7

0

1

17

Female

157

204

2

0

363

Total

166

211

2

1

380

2005-06

Male

20

15

0

0

35

Female

134

218

3

1

356

Total

154

233

3

1

391

2006-07

Male

27

20

0

0

47

Female

151

257

1

1

410

Total

178

277

1

1

457