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Convictions under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) act 2009: FOI release

Published: 26 Oct 2021

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

Published:
26 Oct 2021
Convictions under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) act 2009: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100240934
Date received: 17 Sep 2021
Date responded: 13 Oct 2021
Information requested

You asked for information on convictions under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. For each financial year since 2010/11, the number of convictions, broken down by the offender's sex, for the following offences:

Sexual exposure
Sexual exposure to a young child (under 13)
Sexual exposure to an older child (13-15)

Response

The table below provides the data you have requested. Please note data is only available from 2011-12 onwards for these offences.

Please also note that the category of sexual exposure may contain convictions of sexual exposure to a child i.e. the category does not solely include cases where the victim was aged 16+. Therefore convictions of sexual exposure to a child can be included in all three categories you listed in your request.
 

Total number of people convicted for sexual exposure, where main charge, by sex of offender, 2011-12 to 2019-20
    2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Total convicted 34 54 46 44 55 40 24 32 31
Male Sexual exposure to a young child (under 13) 2 6 4 6 4 4 4 2 1
  Sexual exposure older child (13-15) 4 9 6 3 2 2 3 1 2
  Sexual exposure 28 39 36 35 49 33 17 29 28
Female Sexual exposure - - - - - 1 - - -
Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Statistics 2019-20                
Key: The following symbols are used when presenting criminal proceedings data:
- Nil
* Less than 0.5%
n/a Not available


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