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 |
|Rape & attempted rape||996||1,131||1,274||13|
|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|
|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|
|Illegal homosexual acts||74||118||46||-61|
|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.
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.
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