Monday, 6 August 2012

Now, Ladies and Little Ones ... Please Refrain

6 August 2012 Last updated at 07:17

Female sex offenders: Rise in Wales from 78 to 193 in three years

"The number of women registered as sex offenders in Wales has more than doubled in the last three years.

The figure rose from 78 in 2009 to 193 in 2012.

The number of men over 70 years old on the register also more than doubled, while the total number of registered sex offenders in Wales rose by 70%.

Cardiff University lecturer Dr Kirsty Hudson said one factor in the rise could be that more people were coming forward to the police with information."

Published on Sunday 5 August 2012 00:00

Rise in children being charged with sex attacks

"THE number of children facing sexual assault charges brought by prosecutors has doubled in the last year, new figures reveal.

The Crown Office has also revealed that the figure for boys charged with rape has reached a five-year high.

Campaigners warn that the figures, released through Freedom of Information legislation, reflect a worrying increase in sexual aggression among youngsters. They believe easily accessible online pornography, glamorising rape and sexual violence, are at least partly responsible.

And prosecutors said that although the legislation covering sexual offences changed in 2010, the increase is the result of a genuine rise in offending.

Sexual assaults by boys rose from 71 to 142 last year, while the number of rapes by under-16 males was also up to 58 – more than double the level of two years ago. 
The number of sexual attacks by girls under the age of 16 also doubled. However, experts are reluctant to draw conclusions from low numbers – up from seven in 2010-11 to 14 last year."

Call for crackdown as child sexual assault charges double

No comments:

Post a Comment