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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section (a) 1, where the victim was a child, and (b) 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our laws in these areas are robust and clear. The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to the sexual abuse of children. Those who commit sexual offences are more likely to go to prison now than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants convicted of offences under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 where the victim was a child under 16, together with all offences under sections 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 can be viewed in the table. As the Sexual Offences Act 2003 replaced the Sexual Offences Act 1956 for these offences all proceedings reflect that Act too, as per the footnote.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics in respect of victims of offences under section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 cannot be broken down by age.</p><p> </p><p>Also, my department's Court Proceedings Database holds information on criminal justice statistics only in England and Wales. Criminal Justice Statistics in Northern Ireland are a matter for the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland. Likewise, Criminal Justice Statistics in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Government.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name 193577, 193578, 193579, 193582.XLS more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
45115
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to articles (a) 5 and 6, where the victim was a child, and (b) 12, 13 and 14 of the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 193578 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p>Our laws in these areas are robust and clear. The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to the sexual abuse of children. Those who commit sexual offences are more likely to go to prison now than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants convicted of offences under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 where the victim was a child under 16, together with all offences under sections 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 can be viewed in the table. As the Sexual Offences Act 2003 replaced the Sexual Offences Act 1956 for these offences all proceedings reflect that Act too, as per the footnote.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics in respect of victims of offences under section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 cannot be broken down by age.</p><p> </p><p>Also, my department's Court Proceedings Database holds information on criminal justice statistics only in England and Wales. Criminal Justice Statistics in Northern Ireland are a matter for the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland. Likewise, Criminal Justice Statistics in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Government.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name 193577, 193578, 193579, 193582.XLS more like this
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3866
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
45116
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections (a) 1 and 2, where the victim was a child, and (b) 18, 19 and 20(1), (2)(a) and (3) of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 193579 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p>Our laws in these areas are robust and clear. The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to the sexual abuse of children. Those who commit sexual offences are more likely to go to prison now than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants convicted of offences under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 where the victim was a child under 16, together with all offences under sections 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 can be viewed in the table. As the Sexual Offences Act 2003 replaced the Sexual Offences Act 1956 for these offences all proceedings reflect that Act too, as per the footnote.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics in respect of victims of offences under section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 cannot be broken down by age.</p><p> </p><p>Also, my department's Court Proceedings Database holds information on criminal justice statistics only in England and Wales. Criminal Justice Statistics in Northern Ireland are a matter for the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland. Likewise, Criminal Justice Statistics in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Government.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name 193577, 193578, 193579, 193582.XLS more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
45117
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections (a) 1 and 2 where the victim was a child, and (b) 5, 6 and 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 193582 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p>Our laws in these areas are robust and clear. The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to the sexual abuse of children. Those who commit sexual offences are more likely to go to prison now than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants convicted of offences under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 where the victim was a child under 16, together with all offences under sections 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 can be viewed in the table. As the Sexual Offences Act 2003 replaced the Sexual Offences Act 1956 for these offences all proceedings reflect that Act too, as per the footnote.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics in respect of victims of offences under section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 cannot be broken down by age.</p><p> </p><p>Also, my department's Court Proceedings Database holds information on criminal justice statistics only in England and Wales. Criminal Justice Statistics in Northern Ireland are a matter for the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland. Likewise, Criminal Justice Statistics in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Government.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name 193577, 193578, 193579, 193582.XLS more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
45331
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence under section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 where the offence committed corresponds to an offence which would lead to automatic inclusion in the children's barred list, with the right to make representations, under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 193918 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on the Court Proceedings Database does not include the circumstances behind each case beyond the description provided in the statute. It is not possible to separately identify findings of guilt for sexual offences committed outside England and Wales from those committed within England and Wales. This information could only be obtained from the individual courts at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194024 more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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45337
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections 30 to 41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Our laws in these areas are robust and clear. The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to sexual abuse including the abuse of children. The proportion of offenders sentenced who were sentenced to immediate custody rose to 86% in 2012, compared to 58% in 2009.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants found guilty of offences under sections 30 – 41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, in England and Wales from 2008 to 2012 can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings data for England and Wales for 2013 are planned for publication as part of the Criminal Justice Statistics publication in May 2014</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible separately to identify the age of the victim from centrally held data or to give figures for each individual offence requested.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for offences under Sections 30-41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, England and Wales, 2008 to 2012 <sup>(1)(2)(3)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2008 <sup>(4)</sup></p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conviction ratio <sup>(5)</sup></p></td><td><p>41%</p></td><td><p>59%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Suspended sentence</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community sentence</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fine</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conditional discharge</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute discharge</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Otherwise dealt with<sup> (5)</sup></p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Custody rate <sup>(7)</sup></p></td><td><p>74%</p></td><td><p>58%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>68%</p></td><td><p>86%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown Court, may be sentenced in the following year.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>(4) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates' court for April, July and August 2008.</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(5) Conviction ratio is calculated as the number of convictions as a proportion of the number of proceedings.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(6) The category Otherwise Dealt With (ODW) includes: one day in police cells; disqualification order; restraining order; confiscation order; travel restriction order; disqualification from driving; recommendation for deportation; and other miscellaneous disposals.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(7) The proportion of offenders sentenced who are sentenced to immediate custody.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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3892
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
45340
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections 142 or 143 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, where the offence was committed against a child, in each of the last four years, broken down by year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 193983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders found guilty of offences under section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956, as amended by Section 143 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, where the victim is not specifically identified as an adult, in England and Wales from 2008 to 2012 can be viewed in the table. The proportion of offenders receiving immediate custody has increased significantly since 2008.</p><p> </p><p>Section 142 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 amended section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956, and findings of guilt for offences of rape of those under the age of 16 under that Act cannot be disaggregated from findings of guilt for such offences of rape under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 provided to the honourable lady in respect to PQs 193577 and 193582.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for offences under Section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 <sup>(1)</sup>, as amended by Section 143 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 <sup>(2)</sup>, England and Wales, 2008 to 2012 <sup>(3)(4)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2008 <sup>(5)</sup></p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>43</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>43</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Custody rate<sup> (6)</sup></p></td><td><p>93%</p></td><td><p>92%</p></td><td><p>92%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>98%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) Section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act decribed buggery offences; the stats here are presented where it was not specifically indentified the victim was 16 or over</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(2) Act reduced homosexual age of consent from 21 to 18</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(4) 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>(5) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates' court for April, July and August 2008.</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(6) The proportion of offenders sentenced who are sentenced to immediate custody.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section 4 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885, in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Criminal Law Amendment Act was repealed in respect of England and Wales in 1967. There have been no prosecutions under section 4 of that Act in any of the last four years. Prosecutions are now brought under modernised legislation contained in the Sex Offenders Act 2003.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections 35 or 37 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, where the person induced, threatened or received was a child in each of the last four years. more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Our laws in these areas are robust and clear. The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to sexual abuse including the abuse of children. The proportion of offenders sentenced who were sentenced to immediate custody rose to 86% in 2012, compared to 58% in 2009.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants found guilty of offences under sections 30 – 41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, in England and Wales from 2008 to 2012 can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings data for England and Wales for 2013 are planned for publication as part of the Criminal Justice Statistics publication in May 2014</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible separately to identify the age of the victim from centrally held data or to give figures for each individual offence requested.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for offences under Sections 30-41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, England and Wales, 2008 to 2012 <sup>(1)(2)(3)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2008 <sup>(4)</sup></p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conviction ratio <sup>(5)</sup></p></td><td><p>41%</p></td><td><p>59%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Suspended sentence</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community sentence</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fine</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conditional discharge</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute discharge</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Otherwise dealt with<sup> (5)</sup></p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Custody rate <sup>(7)</sup></p></td><td><p>74%</p></td><td><p>58%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>68%</p></td><td><p>86%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown Court, may be sentenced in the following year.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>(4) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates' court for April, July and August 2008.</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(5) Conviction ratio is calculated as the number of convictions as a proportion of the number of proceedings.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(6) The category Otherwise Dealt With (ODW) includes: one day in police cells; disqualification order; restraining order; confiscation order; travel restriction order; disqualification from driving; recommendation for deportation; and other miscellaneous disposals.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(7) The proportion of offenders sentenced who are sentenced to immediate custody.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections 30, 34 or 38 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, where the offence was committed against a child in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Our laws in these areas are robust and clear. The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to sexual abuse including the abuse of children. The proportion of offenders sentenced who were sentenced to immediate custody rose to 86% in 2012, compared to 58% in 2009.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants found guilty of offences under sections 30 – 41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, in England and Wales from 2008 to 2012 can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings data for England and Wales for 2013 are planned for publication as part of the Criminal Justice Statistics publication in May 2014</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible separately to identify the age of the victim from centrally held data or to give figures for each individual offence requested.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for offences under Sections 30-41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, England and Wales, 2008 to 2012 <sup>(1)(2)(3)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2008 <sup>(4)</sup></p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conviction ratio <sup>(5)</sup></p></td><td><p>41%</p></td><td><p>59%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Suspended sentence</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community sentence</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fine</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conditional discharge</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute discharge</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Otherwise dealt with<sup> (5)</sup></p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Custody rate <sup>(7)</sup></p></td><td><p>74%</p></td><td><p>58%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>68%</p></td><td><p>86%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown Court, may be sentenced in the following year.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>(4) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates' court for April, July and August 2008.</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(5) Conviction ratio is calculated as the number of convictions as a proportion of the number of proceedings.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(6) The category Otherwise Dealt With (ODW) includes: one day in police cells; disqualification order; restraining order; confiscation order; travel restriction order; disqualification from driving; recommendation for deportation; and other miscellaneous disposals.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(7) The proportion of offenders sentenced who are sentenced to immediate custody.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
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