Sunday, February 14, 2016

Two charts that show the shocking prevalence of sex abuse in the UK today

More than a third of rape victims are under 16, with the vast majority of that figure made up of young girls, according to new figures.

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and based on statistics from 13 police forces in England and Wales, showed that in the 12 months to March last year, girls aged 10-14 were the most likely to be victims of rape. In the male category, boys aged 5-9 were the most likely to be victims of rape.

The findings emerged as the first detailed breakdown of the age and gender of victims of alleged sexual offences recorded by police were published.

There were 88,106 sexual offences recorded by the police in the year ending March 2015, the highest figure recorded since the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in 2002. It represents a 37 per cent increase since the year before, and an 81 per cent jump since records began.  (more...)


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