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Date Responded 02 July 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

The number of rapes reported to your police force where the victim was male.

The age range of the male victim. – 0-10, 11-20, 21-30 etc

I would like data for the above for the past three years, starting from 2015/16 if possible.

 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to provide the requested information to you as follows, with  the below noted.

It is important to recognise that the date from 2017/18 includes crimes reported as part of investigations into historical abuse.

These investigations account for 25 of the incidents and so explains the larger spike in 2017/18.

Historically male victims of rape have been reluctant to report incidents to police but increased publicity around historical abuse has resulted in more victims coming forward than ever before.

Northumbria Police is glad to see that victims have the confidence to report their abuse and we will continue to do all we can to offer them support and put suspects before the courts.

Data includes crimes created between 01/04/2015 and 31/03/2018 for the below offences;

Attempted rape of a male aged under 16

Attempted rape of a male aged 16 or over

Attempted rape of a male child under 13 by a male

Rape of a male aged 16 or over

Rape of a male aged under 16

Rape of a male child under 13 by a male

 With the above in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Age Range (Years)

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Total

0-10

13

16

26

55

11-20

27

30

45

102

21-30

34

35

43

112

31-40

22

17

31

70

41-50

23

31

28

82

51-60

7

14

23

44

61-70

6

3

3

12

71-80

0

2

0

2

81-90

0

0

1

1

Unknown

0

2

1

3

Total

132

150

201

483

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