Offences against Children: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women convicted of sexual activity with a child received a prison sentence in each of the last five years; and what the average prison sentence was for convicted (i) men and (ii) women.

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women convicted of sexual activity with a child received a (i) conditional discharge, (ii) fine, (iii) community order and (iv) suspended prison sentence in each of the last five years.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Ministry of Justice publishes information on convictions and sentencing in England and Wales. This information, relating to specific offences, can be found using the Outcomes by Offence data tool.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802314/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx

  • Filter by offence to include the following offences:

21.1 Sexual activity with a child under 13 - indictable only

21.2 Sexual activity with a child under 13 - offender aged under 18 - triable either way

21.3 Sexual activity with a child under 13 - offender aged 18 or over or age of offender unspecified - triable either way

22.1 Sexual activity involving a child under 16 - indictable only

22.2 Sexual activity involving a child under 16 - offender aged under 18 - triable either way

22.3 Sexual activity involving a child under 16 - offender aged 18 or over - triable either way

22A.1 Causing sexual activity without consent - penetration

22A.2 Causing sexual activity without consent - no penetration

  • Add the ‘Sex’ filter to the rows field below ‘Values’

The number of males, females and defendants where sex is not known who were a) convicted, b) sentenced, and those who received a c) conditional discharge, d) fine, e) community order and f) suspended sentence will be shown in lines a) 32-34, b) 36-38, c) 44-46, d) 48-50, e) 52-54, and f) 72-74.

For PQ 1221 please refer to the answer to PQ 13957.

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