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Statistics about sexual violence

National statistics


  • 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). 

Essex statistics


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.

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