Offences against Children

Home Office written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of child abuse the police recorded in each of the last five years; and how many people have been arrested on charges of child abuse in each force area in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Minister of State, Home Department

Holding answer received on 29 January 2015

The Home Office does not hold the requested information. The 11 individual offences of sexual abuse against children, which are collected by Home Office Statistics, are a subset of what could be categorised as ‘child abuse’.

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