Offences against Children

Home Office written question – answered on 30th July 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people accused of sexual offences involving children have been (a) investigated, (b) charged and (c) convicted in each of the last five years.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office does not centrally collect information on the number of people investigated by the police for offences recorded by the police. Additionally, the police recorded crime data that the Home Office does collect are based on the number of offences recorded, not the number of offenders.

The Ministry of Justice hold data on the number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and found guilty at all courts of sexual offences against children, in England and Wales. The available information, for 2010 to 2014, is given in the table

Defendants proceeded against (Excel SpreadSheet, 28 KB)

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