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Mr. Win Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many allegations of rape were reported to the police by women in (a) 1981, (b) 1991, (c) 2001 and (d) the last year for which statistics are available; how many of these reports resulted in prosecutions in each year; and how many prosecutions were successful; 
|Year(68)||Rape of a female||Rape of a male(69)||Total rape offences|
(68) Numbers of offences were recorded on a calendar year basis until 1997, and on a financial year basis thereafter. There was a change of counting rules for recorded crime on 1 April 1998, which had the effect of increasing the number of crime counted. Numbers of offences for years before and after this date are therefore not directly comparable.
(69) The offence of Rape of a male was added to the Recorded crime series from 1995.
(70) The National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) was introduced across England and Wales in April 2002. Some police forces adopted the Standard prior to this date. Broadly, the NCRS had the effect of increasing the number of crime recorded by the police and had an overall impact of increasing crime in 200203 by 10 per cent., although this figure will differ for different crime types. Therefore, following the introduction of the Standard, numbers of recorded crimes are not directly comparable with previous years.
|Offence type||Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|1981 Rape of a female||587||320|
|1991 Rape of a female||1711||540|
|2001 Rape of a female||2,472||522|
|Rape of a male||179||50|
|2002 Rape of a female||2,780||611|
|Rape of a male||165||44|
(71) These data are on the principal offence basis
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Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were sentenced for (a) burglary, (b) assault, (c) actual bodily harm, (d) grievous bodily harm and (e) drug related offences in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years; what proportion received a custodial sentence; and what the average custodial sentence length was; 
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(3) how many people were sentenced in England and Wales for (a) fraud and (b) forgery in each of the last 10 years; what proportion received a custodial sentence; and what the average custodial sentence length was; 
(4) what the average custody rate for all recorded offences was in each of the last 10 years. 
Paul Goggins: The available information is contained in the table and gives the number of offenders sentenced, sentenced to immediate custody, the custody rate and the average custodial sentence length at all courts for the requested offences, England and Wales 1993 to 2002.
|Actual bodily harm||26,221||25,002||17,313||16,762||17,687||18,449||17,514||16,710||15,054||14,966|
|Grievous bodily harm||7,149||6,874||5,882||6,028||6,112||6,437||6,062||5,856||5,815||6,158|
|Theft and handling stolen goods||121,48||121,42||116,07||114,37||118,21||125,24||130,64||127,58||126,41||126,71|
|Fraud and forgery||17,499||18,390||17,232||16,319||16,930||19,645||20,203||19,155||18,207||18,126|
|All notifiable offences||366,33||375,05||369,30||370,79||391,60||422,65||427,52||412,99||407,38||423,26|
|Sentenced to immediate custody(73)|
|Actual bodily harm||3,232||3,626||3,462||3,656||4,091||4,290||4,342||4,404||4,152||3,850|
|Grievous bodily harm||2,966||3,251||3,215||3,633||3,567||3,784||3,566||3,569||3,669||3,782|
|Theft and handling stolen goods||10,081||13,006||15,637||16,639||19,396||21,818||24,427||25,983||26,205||27,945|
|Fraud and forgery||2,427||2,674||3,315||3,377||3,606||4,130||4,034||3,726||3,826||3,754|
|All notifiable offences||49,587||56,644||64,954||70,362||77,310||83,881||87,174||87,491||87,050||92,189|
|Actual bodily harm||12||15||20||22||23||23||25||26||28||26|
|Grievous bodily harm||41||47||55||60||58||59||59||61||63||61|
|Theft and handling||8||11||13||15||16||17||19||20||21||22|
|Fraud and forgery||14||15||19||21||21||21||20||19||21||21|
|All notifiable offences||14||15||18||19||20||20||20||21||21||22|
|Average custodial sentence length (months) (75)|
|Actual bodily harm||6.4||6.8||7.4||7.8||7.8||7.5||7.8||8.0||8.5||9.2|
|Grievous bodily harm||22.0||23.3||24.7||27.0||26.3||25.1||26.4||25.8||27.2||27.7|
|Theft and handling||6.8||6.5||6.3||6.0||5.9||5.1||4.5||4.2||4.2||4.1|
|Fraud and forgery||11.3||11.1||9.9||10.6||9.7||9.3||8.5||8.7||8.6||8.4|
|All notifiable offences||14.7||14.1||14.0||14.9||14.8||13.1||13.2||13.2||13.8||14.6|
(72) Common assault and assault on a constable combined.
(73) Includes unsuspended imprisonment, secure training orders, s9192 of the Powers of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 replaces the Children and Young Persons Act 1933), partly suspended sentences, detention in a young offender iinstitution and detention and training
(74) Proportion of offenders sentenced who were sentenced to immediate custody.
(75) Excludes life sentences.
These data are on the principal offence
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Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many first time offenders were sentenced for (a) burglary, (b) violent offences and (c) drug related offences in each of the last 10 years; what proportion received a custodial sentence; and what the average custodial sentence length was. 
Paul Goggins: Estimates of the number of offenders sentenced for (a) burglary (b) violent offences and (c) drug offences and who had no recorded previous convictions for a standard list offence are summarised in the table. 27 per cent. of first time domestic burglars received a custodial sentence in 1996. By 2000, this had increased to 48 per cent. At the same time, the average sentence length had increased from 16 to 18 months. There is no other information for custodial sentences or sentence lengths for these offenders readily available.
|Number in offence category|
|Violent Offences||Burglary||Drug Offences|
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