Approx 1 in 30 children (aged under 16 years old) in the UK have been sexually abused by an adult aged over 16 years old
Note: The NSPCC quote figures of 1 in 20, but that includes child versus child sexual abuse
Population of UK in 2014 was 64.1 million – Of which approx 14.5 million are aged under 16 years old which equates to approx 483,333 UK Children that have been sexually abused by an adult
1 in 3 UK children (approx 161,111) that have been sexually abused by an adult has not told anyone
2011 – 44 police forces in England and Wales recorded 23,097 child sex offences in 2011. That included rape, incest, child prostitution and child abuse images.
The annual figure is equivalent to 444 attacks a week — or one child in the UK abused every 20 minutes.
Only 2,135 of offences reported — Approx ten per cent — led to someone actually being convicted and sentenced.
2012 – Statistics from 44 police forces in England and Wales show that nearly 10 per cent of child sex attackers, including rapists, are allowed to walk free.
When the figures for those accused of child neglect or child cruelty are factored in, then more than 25 per cent of offenders who abuse children were let off with a caution.
There were 6,296 rapes of children recorded by police in England and Wales.
In 2012/13 there were:
There were a total of 23,663 sexual offences against children recorded by the police in the UK in 2012/13.
• 5,158 recorded offences of rape of a girl under 16 (2,365 offences of rape of a female child under 13 and 2,793 of rape of a female child under 16).
• 4,172 offences of sexual assault against girls aged under 13.
• 1,138 recorded offences of rape of boys aged under 16 (785 offences of rape of a male child under 13 and 353 of rape of a male child under 16).
• 1,267 recorded offences of sexual assault against boys aged under 13.
Trend: The number of recorded sexual offences against children aged under 16 increased by 23 per cent between 2004/5 and 2012/13. There has been a 10 per cent increase in the last year.
Rates have remained fairly stable, ranging between 1.4 and 1.8 sexual offences per 1,000 children aged under 16.
Definition: The killing of one human being by another human being including murder or manslaughter
There were 69 child homicides across the UK in 2012/13 (67 in England and Wales, two in Scotland and none in Northern Ireland)
Scotland: official statistics
Latest figure: 3,369 recorded sexual offences against children in 2012/13 (2,758 excluding offences that include victims up to the age of 18 – procuration of sexual services from child under 18; procuration of a child under 18 for indecent images; taking, distribution etc of indecent photos of children; and sexual abuse of trust of a person under 18)
Number and rate of recorded sexual offences against children aged under 16 in Scotland
In 2012/13 in Scotland there were:
• 285 recorded offences of rape or attempted rape against children aged under 16 (170 rapes or attempted rapes of children aged 13 to 15 and 115 rapes or attempted rapes of children under 13).
• 634 recorded offences of sexual assault of a child aged under 16
(312 sexual assaults of a child aged 13 to 15 and 322 sexual assaults of children aged under 13).
Bail stats – TWO rapes and four child sex attacks are committed every week by criminals out on bail, shocking figures reveal.
In all the serial offenders — freed by courts while waiting for their case to be heard — carried out 1,231 serious crimes last year.
It works out at more than 23 a week. Over the year, 102 rape attacks and 206 sex offences against kids were carried out by people on bail.