Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

Justice written question – answered on 22nd February 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many people found guilty of (a) common assault, (b) battery, (c) assault occasioning actual bodily harm, (d) wounding causing grievous bodily harm and ( e ) grievous bodily harm with intent where the offence (i) was and (ii) was not racially aggravated received sentences of between 30 and 48 months in the last (A) year and (B) 10 years;

(2) how many people found guilty of (a) sexual activity with a child, (b) causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, (c) engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, (d) causing a child to watch a sexual act, (e) child sex offences committed by persons aged under 18 contrary to section 13 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, (f) arranging or facilitating commission of a child sex offence, (g) meeting a child following sexual grooming, (h) abuse of position of trust contrary to sections 16 to 25 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 or (i) sexual activity with a child family member contrary to sections 25 to 29 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, received sentences of between 30 and 48 months in the last (i) year for which figures are available and (ii) 10 years;

(3) how many people convicted of (a) unlawful sex with a minor, (b) rape and (c) grievous bodily harm received sentences of between 30 and 48 months in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The available information required to answer this question is currently being collated. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as it is available. A copy will be placed in the House Library.

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