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Domestic Violence: Sexual Offences

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many domestic abuse offences involved a sexual assault on (a) a current partner, (b) a former partner and (c) a child in (i) A District Command Unit area, (ii) B District Command Unit area and (iii) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (A) sex and (B) age of victim. (207762)

The following table shows recorded crimes with a domestic motivation broken down by age and sex of victim. Due to a change in systems, comparable statistics are available only from 2004-05. The Police Service for Northern Ireland has advised that it is not possible to provide figures broken down by relationship.

Recorded crimes with a domestic motivation: Offences involving a sexual assault by gender and age of victims, A and B districts and Northern Ireland 2004-05 to 2007-08

Females 17 and over

Males 17 and over

Children under 17

Gender/age unknown

Total offences

A district

2004-05

Rape inc. attempts

3

0

2

0

5

Indecent assaults

0

0

0

0

0

Other sexual offences

0

0

0

0

0

Total sexual offences

3

0

2

0

5

2005-06

Rape inc. attempts

6

0

0

0

6

Indecent assaults

5

0

1

0

6

Other sexual offences

1

0

0

1

2

Total sexual offences

12

0

1

1

14

2006-07

Rape inc. attempts

5

0

3

0

8

Indecent assaults

3

0

4

0

7

Other sexual offences

0

0

0

0

0

Total sexual offences

8

0

7

0

15

2007-08

Rape inc. attempts

0

0

0

0

0

Indecent assaults

3

0

0

0

3

Other sexual offences

0

0

0

0

0

Total sexual offences

3

0

0

0

3

B district

2004-05

Rape inc. attempts

0

0

0

0

0

Indecent assaults

3

0

2

0

5

Other sexual offences

0

0

0

0

0

Total sexual offences

3

0

2

0

5

2005-06

Rape inc. attempts

3

0

1

0

4

Indecent assaults

5

0

0

0

5

Other sexual offences

0

0

0

1

1

Total sexual offences

8

0

1

1

10

2006-07

Rape inc. attempts

2

0

1

0

3

Indecent assaults

2

0

1

0

3

Other sexual offences

0

0

0

0

0

Total sexual offences

4

0

2

0

6

2007-08

Rape inc. attempts

4

0

0

0

4

Indecent assaults

2

0

2

0

4

Other sexual offences

0

0

0

0

0

Total sexual offences

6

0

2

0

8

Northern Ireland

2004-05

Rape inc. attempts

23

0

3

0

26

Indecent assaults

17

0

12

0

29

Other sexual offences

1

0

0

0

1

Total sexual offences

41

0

15

0

56

2005-06

Rape inc. attempts

29

0

10

0

39

Indecent assaults

26

0

13

0

39

Other sexual offences

1

0

4

3

8

Total sexual offences

56

0

27

3

86

2006-07

Rape inc. attempts

39

0

8

0

47

Indecent assaults

20

0

25

0

45

Other sexual offences

2

0

3

0

5

Total sexual offences

61

0

36

0

97

2007-08

Rape inc. attempts

28

1

11

0

40

Indecent assaults

24

0

28

0

52

Other sexual offences

4

1

1

0

6

Total sexual offences

56

2

40

0

98

Source:

Central Statistics Unit, PSNI