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Statistical data concerning sexual offences: FOI release

Published: 6 Apr 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
6 Apr 2020
Statistical data concerning sexual offences: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000019459
Date received: 5 Mar 2020
Date responded: 6 Apr 2020
Information requested

1) The total number of allegations against pedophiles and rapists have you received in the last 10 years?
2010-2019
a) From the total number of allegations against pedophiles. How many cases was dropped or didn't go to court in the last 10 years?
2010-2019
b) From the total number of allegations against pedophiles ad rapists. How many cases went to courtin the last 10 years?
2010-2019
c) From the total number of allegations against pedophiles and rapists. How many people got found guilty in the last 10 years?
2010-2019
d) From the total number of guilty pedophiles and rapists how many were given prison sentences in the last 10 years?
2010-2019
e) What was the average length of guilty pedophiles and rapists prison sentence in the last 3 years?
2010-2019

2) In the last 10 years. How many known pedophiles reoffend?
i. 2010-2019

3) How many under age victims later committed suicide in the last 10 years?
2010-2019
How many victims suffer with mental health issues or have PTSD?

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you have requested and clarified on 13/03/2020.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. We do not hold data on the number of allegations, number of victims who committed suicide or number of victims suffering with mental health
issues/PTSD.
Please note: Information for 2018-19 will not be available until publication of the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2018-19 Statistical Bulletin.
The dates of all Scottish Government Official and National Statistics publications are pre-announced, and the up to date list of future publications can be found at:
https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/ForthcomingPubs

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