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Number of children under 17 convicted of rape: FOI release

Published: 26 Oct 2017

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02317
Date received: 11 October 2017
Date responded: 26 October 2017

Information requested

Statistics on the total number of children under the age of 17 convicted of rape in Scotland each year in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, broken down by age and disposal.

Response

The latest available information is provided by financial year in the following table.

Number of people under the age of 17 years old convicted of rape (1 -where main charge), by age (2 - age at time of sentencing) and disposal, 2012-13 to 2015-16.

Age Main Result of Proceedings 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
15 Community Payback Order - - 1 1
16 Community Payback Order - 1 - 2
16 Extended sentence - - 1 -
16 Remit children hearing - 1 - -
16 Young Offender Institution - 2 1 -
16 Total convictions - 4 3 3

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database

Information for 2016-17 will not be available until publication of the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2016-17 statistical bulletin. This is due to be published in early 2018. 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 on gov.scot.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
26 Oct 2017
Number of children under 17 convicted of rape: FOI release