The number of defendants aged 10 to 15 and 16 to 18 found guilty at all courts for sexual offences against a child, by police force area in England, for 2011, can be viewed in the following table.
|Defendants aged 10 to 15 and 16 to 18 found guilty at all courts for ‘Sexual offences against a child ’ (1) , by police force area, England, 2011 (2, 3)|
|Force||10 to 15||16 to 18|
|Avon and Somerset||7||4|
|Devon and Cornwall||1||9|
|(1) Offences include: Sexual assault on male/female aged under 13, rape or attempted rape against a male/female aged under 16, sexual activity involving a child, familial sexual offences, abuse of children through prostitution and pornography, abuse of a position of trust, sexual grooming, taking, making or possessing indecent photographs of children. (2) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (3) 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. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services: Ministry of Justice.|