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Rape: Convictions

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those charged with rape in each of the last five years in (a) Teesside and (b) Stockton were convicted; and how many of those were given (i) an immediate custodial sentence, (ii) a community sentence and (iii) an (A) conditional and (B) absolute discharge. (189334)

The number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts, found guilty at all courts and the number sentenced to immediate custody, received community sentences, or were given conditional and absolute discharge, for rape offences in Cleveland police force area can be viewed in the following table.

Court proceedings data are not available at the detailed area level requested.

Court proceedings data for 2007 will be available in the autumn of 2008.

Number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts, found guilty at all courts and the number of which are sentenced to immediate custody, community sentence, conditional and absolute discharge, for rape offences in Cleveland police force area1,2,3,4

Result

Prosecuted

Found guilty

Immediate custody

Community sentence

Conditional discharge

Absolute discharge

2002

32

11

11

0

0

0

2003

34

9

9

0

0

0

2004

24

10

9

1

0

0

2005

41

8

8

0

0

0

2006

32

16

16

0

0

0

1 These data are on the principal offence basis.

2 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

3 Includes the following statute: The Sexual Offences Act 2003, Sections 1, and 5.

4 The Sexual Offences Act 2003 came into force on 1 May 2004.

Source:

Court proceedings database held by RDS Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Ministry of Justice