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Rape: Victims

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

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.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

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

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