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Sexual offences in England and Wales

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Sexual offences in England and Wales overview: Year ending March 2020Sexual offences in England and Wales overview: Year ending March 2020 is in stock now
Sexual offences in England and Wales overview: Year ending March 2020
Formerly known as: Focus on Violent Crime and Sexual Offences

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Figures on sexual offences from the year ending March 2020 Crime Survey for England and Wales and crimes recorded by police.

Main points
  • The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) provides the best measure of victimisation and estimated that for the year ending March 2020 there were 773,000 adults aged 16 to 74 years who were victims of sexual assault (including attempts) in the last year, with almost four times as many female victims (618,000) as male victims (155,000).
  • Over the past 15 years, the prevalence of sexual assault in the last year among the adult population aged 16 to 59 years has fluctuated between 1.5% and 3.0%, with a decrease in the latest year to 2.2% driven by a reduction in indecent exposure or unwanted sexual touching; however, the prevalence of rape or assault by penetration over this time has remained around 0.5%.
  • While the volume of sexual offences recorded by the police has almost tripled in recent years, the latest figures for the year ending March 2020 show a decrease of 0.7% to 162,936 offences compared with the previous year.
  • Changes in police recording practices and victims' willingness to report are likely to result in annual variations in the number of offences recorded by the police; however, police recorded crimes remain well below the number of victims estimated by the survey.
  • Latest estimates from the CSEW showed that fewer than one in six (16%) female victims and fewer than one in five (19%) male victims aged 16 to 59 years of sexual assault by rape or penetration since the age of 16 years reported it to the police.
 
ISBN
9781801400299
Author
Office for National Statistics
Published by
Dandy Booksellers Ltd
Publication Date
24 May 2021
Edition
2020
Format
Paperback
Extent
16 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 z 297 mm)
Approx Weight
0.12 kg
HS Code
490199






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