|Age group and p olice force area
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(2) Staffordshire Police Force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates courts for the year 2000. Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at a detailed level and have been excluded from the table.
(3) Where a police force is not displayed in the table there were no defendants proceeded against for the offence from 1997 to 2006 within that force area.
(4) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(5) Data not available for years prior to 2004 as offences under this category are under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which came into force on the 1st May 2004. The statute replaced many of the procuration offences in the table from 2004 onwards.
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