Three Child-Sex Cases a Day Reported; FIGURES SHOW LESS THAN ONE IN 10 RESULT IN SENTENCING

Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), April 4, 2012 | Go to article overview

Three Child-Sex Cases a Day Reported; FIGURES SHOW LESS THAN ONE IN 10 RESULT IN SENTENCING


Byline: SAM MALONE

MORE than 1,200 child-sex crimes were reported to police in Wales last year - an average of three every day.

Of the victims, nearly a third were too young for secondary school with 7% of these aged under five.

At 1,009, the number of girl victims was five times higher than boys - 185. In 16 cases the gender was unknown.

The statistics, obtained by the NSPCC in a freedom of information request, also reveal that 50 of the under-18s had already been victims of sex offences but only two of the forces were able to supply this information.

Fewer than one in 10 of all the reported child-sex offences ended in someone being sentenced.

The figures cover crimes including rape, incest and child prostitution as well as abuse of children through pornography.

They come on the one year anniversary of the introduction of the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme - also known as Sarah's Law - which allows the public to ask the police whether anyone with access to their child is on the sex offender's register.

In its first year, two of the four Welsh police forces received a combined total of more than 100 requests with 10 sex offenders identified - South Wales Police were asked 64 times while 39 requests were sent to Gwent Police. Details of the number of requests made to Dyfed-Powys Police and North Wales Police were last night unavailable.

Of the 1,210 child-sex crime victims in Wales last year, 368 were in the South Wales Police force area, 325 were in North Wales, 270 were in Dyfed-Powys while 247 were in Gwent.

Des Mannion, NSPCC national head of service for Wales, said immediate action was needed to drastically reduce the number of sexual assaults on children which have risen slightly since the previous year - in 2009/10 1,198 crimes were reported.

He said: "A concentrated effort has to be made if we are to start reducing this distressing level of offences, many of which are committed on extremely young and helpless children.

"The Welsh Government has to start treating the situation as seriously as they would if faced with an outbreak of chronic disease.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Three Child-Sex Cases a Day Reported; FIGURES SHOW LESS THAN ONE IN 10 RESULT IN SENTENCING
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.