§ Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many reported cases of rape there were in Scotland in 1989 and 1990; how many men were prosecuted for rape in each of these years; how many were convicted; what were the sentences; and how many had previously served a sentence for the same offence.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
In 1989 and 1990, 328 and 326 cases respectively of rape were recorded by the police in Scotland. In 1989, 89 men were proceeded against, 50 of whom had a charge of rape proved against them. Of these 50, 39 were imprisoned, seven were sent to a young offenders' institution, two were admonished, one was fined and in one case no order was made.
In 1989, three men successfully prosecuted for rape were recorded as having previously served a sentence for this crime. Court disposal figures for 1990 are not yet available.