- 1 in 5 women age 16-59 has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16 (Ministry of Justice, 2013).
- 1 in 20 children experience child sexual abuse (NSPCC, 2011).
- Only around 15 percent of those who experience sexual violence choose to report to the police (Ministry of Justice, 2013).
Last year in Essex:
- An estimated 22,650 women and 3,469 men experienced some form of sexual violence.
- Essex Police recorded only 2,453 sexual offences.
- 986 rapes were recorded, but shockingly, only 122 cases reached court and only 62 convictions were made.