§ Lord Dholakia
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many people were, respectively, convicted and cautioned for (a) indictable sexual offences and (b) non-indictable sexual offences in 1998. [HL835]
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
Available information for 1998 is given in the tables.
Table A—Number of offenders convicted at all courts or cautioned for sexual offences by type of offence, England and Wales, 1998 Type of offence Convicted Cautioned Indictable only 929 101 Triable either-way 3,596 1,613 Summary1 7,209 3,875 1Includes brothel keeping, indecent exposure, kerb crawling and offences by prostitutes.
Table B—Number of offenders convicted at the Crown Court for sexual offences1 by type of offence. Northern Ireland, 1998 Type of offence Convicted Indictable only 79 Non-indictable — 1Figures relate only to the principal offence.
Table C—Persons with a charge proved where the main offence was a crime of indecency1 in Scotland, 1998 Court Procedure Number of persons with a charge proved Solemn 225 Summary 313 1Excluding indecent exposure, brothel keeping, immoral traffic and offences related to prostitution.