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Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2011-12

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Table A3: Further breakdown of Sexual offences1 recorded by the police, 2009-10 to 2011-12

Number & Percentage
Sexual offences 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 % change 10-11
to 11-12
Rape & attempted rape 996 1,131 1,274 13
Rape 884 997 1,183 19
Attempted rape 112 134 91 -32
Sexual assault3 3,412 3,220 2,906 -10
Sexual assault committed prior to 1 December 2010 1,685 1,275 288 -77
Sexual assault against an adult 16+ ~ 321 1,139 255
Sexual assault against a child aged 13-15 ~ 67 245 266
Sexual assault against a child under 13 52 111 384 246
Lewd and libidinous practices3 1,675 1,446 850 -41
Offences associated with prostitution4 661 576 567 -2
Offences relating to prostitution 418 353 344 -3
Soliciting services of person engaged in prostitution 162 154 149 -3
Brothel keeping 34 21 36 71
Immoral traffic 36 33 26 -21
Procuration 11 15 12 -20
Other3,4 1,458 1,769 2,612 48
Other sexually coercive conduct against an adult 16+ ~ 53 247 366
Other sexually coercive conduct against a child aged 13-15 ~ 48 181 277
Other sexually coercive conduct against a child under 13 ~ 54 232 330
Other sexual offences involving 13-15 year old children 445 441 516 17
Taking, distribution, possession etc. of indecent photos of children 69 225 375 67
Incest 49 17 18 6
Illegal homosexual acts 74 118 46 -61
Indecent exposure 766 742 894 20
Other sexual offences3 55 71 103 45
Total Sexual offences1,2 6,527 6,696 7,359 10

~ =The relevant legislation for this category was implemented in 2010-11.

Notes:

1. The overall total for Sexual offences for 2009-10 and 2010-11 have been affected by changes to the categories of Other sexual offences. From 2011-12 onwards, the offence of Taking, distribution, possession etc. of indecent photos of children has been reclassified as a Sexual offence.
2. Implementation of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act will have an effect on comparability of breakdown of sexual offences over time. For further information please see Note 3.5.
3. The totals of these categories for 2009-10 have been revised following the submission of amended data from Fife Constabulary.
4. These categories have been restructured to provide a more coherent picture of Sexual offences. Offences associated with prostitution includes: Offences relating to prostitution, Soliciting services of person engaged in prostitution, Brothel keeping, Immoral traffic and Procuration. Other sexual offences includes: Other sexually coercive conduct, Other sexual offences involving 13-15 year old children, Taking, distribution, possession etc. of indecent photos of children, Incest, Unnatural crimes, Public indecency and Sexual exposure.