Political News Updates

15.06.2014

Prisoners: Sexual Offences

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many non-consensual sexual acts, of what type, there were in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last four years. [199550]

Jeremy Wright: Sexual assaults account for less than 2% of all assault incidents reported. The reporting of sexual assaults does not specify the type of sexual assault that has been committed. The numbers of sexual assaults in prisons are provided in Table 3.9 of the assaults tables in the Safety in Custody statistics bulletin which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/safety-in-custody-statistics