HC Deb 09 March 1993 vol 220 cc472-3W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for rape there were in England in 1992; and how many resulted in sentences of(a) under 12 months, (b) one to five years, (c) over five to 10 years and (d) over 10 years.

Mr. Jack

1992 data will not be available until autumn 1993. Information for 1991 is given in the table.

Number of males convicted of the offence of rape and sentenced to immediate custody by sentence length 1991 England
Length of sentence
Offence description Convictions Sentenced to immediate custody Under one year One year and up to but less than five years Five year One year up to including 10 years Over 10 years Life
Rape 434 403 7 100 74 189 22 11
Attempted rape 58 53 2 34 6 8 2 1
Other1 5 2 2
Total 497 458 9 136 80 197 24 12
1 Includes man having unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman who is a defective (Sexual Offences Act 1956 S 7 as amended by Mental Health Act 1959 S 127); male member of staff of hospital or mental nursing home having unlawful sexual intercourse with female patient (Mental Health Act 1959 S 128(1)(a)); and man having unlawful sexual intercourse with mentally disordered female patient who is subject to his care (Mental Health Act 1959 S 128(1)(b)).