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|Table 3: N umber of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts of sexual offences against children under the age of 18 years in Cleveland police force area, by gender, and age group 1996 to 2007( 1,)( )( 2,)( )( 3,)( )( 4)|
|Cleveland police force area|
|Age group 10 to 17||Age group 18 to 20||Age group 21 and over|
|Proceeded against||Found guilty||Conviction rate (%)( 5)||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Conviction rate (%)( 5)||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Conviction rate (%)( 5)|
|n/a = not applicable|
(1) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
(2) 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.
(3) Data included in the table are from sections within the 2003 Sexual Offences Act which identify the victim as a minor.
(4) The Sexual Offences Act 2003 came into force on 1 May 2004, and supersedes previous Acts.
(5) Proportion of those proceeded against who were found guilty.
The found guilty column may exceed those proceeded against, as it may be the case that the proceedings in the magistrates court took place in the proceeding year and they were found guilty at the Crown court in the following year, or the defendants were found guilty for a different offence to the original offence proceeded against.
Office for Criminal Justice ReformEvidence and Analysis Unit, Ministry of Justice
Mr. Dunne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been paid in parking fines by security vehicles carrying cash and valuables in each local authority area in each year since 1997-98. 
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