Sexual offences in school grounds in Northamptonshire almost doubled in a year

The number of victims of sexual offences in school grounds in Northamptonshire has almost doubled in a year. Stock image. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The number of victims of sexual offences in school grounds in Northamptonshire has almost doubled in a year. Stock image. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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The number of sexual offences committed on school grounds in Northamptonshire has almost doubled in the past year, latest figures have revealed.

Data released by Northamptonshire Police after a Freedom of Information request by the BBC, shows there were 44 sexual offences within school grounds in the county between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015.

The offences included one rape of a girl under the age of 16, three incidents of sexual activity with a child under 16, nine sexual assaults of girls aged under 13 and three sexual assaults of boys under the age of 13.

There was also one offence of sexual activity with a child under the age of 13.

Between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, there were 24 sexual offences on school grounds in the county, including one abuse of a position of trust of a sexual nature and a rape of a girl aged under 16.

Between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, there were again 24 sexual offences on school grounds, including three rapes of girls under 16, one rape of a girl under the age of 13 and one rape of a boy under the age of 13.

Sexual Offences on School Premises from 1st July 2012 - 1st July 2013

ABUSE OF POSITION OF TRUST OF A SEXUAL NATURE 1

EXPOSURE OR VOYEURISM 1

RAPE OF FEMALE UNDER 16 1

SEX ACTIVITY CHILD UNDER 16 2

SEX ASSAULT FEMALE OVER 13 7

SEX ASSAULT FEMALE UNDER 13 4

SEX ASSAULT MALE OVER 13 3

SEX ASSAULT MALE UNDER 13 5

Total 24

1st July 2013 - 1st July 2014

EXPOSURE OR VOYEURISM 1

RAPE OF FEMALE OVER 16 1

RAPE OF FEMALE UNDER 13 1

RAPE OF FEMALE UNDER 16 3

RAPE OF MALE UNDER 13 1

SEX ASSAULT FEMALE OVER 13 8

SEX ASSAULT FEMALE UNDER 13 3

SEX ASSAULT MALE UNDER 13 1

SEXUAL ACTIVITY INVOLVING A CHILD U13 5

Total 24

1st July 2014 - 1st July 2015

EXPOSURE OR VOYEURISM 2

RAPE OF FEMALE UNDER 16 1

SEX ACTIVITY CHILD UNDER 16 3

SEX ASSAULT FEMALE OVER 13 22

SEX ASSAULT FEMALE UNDER 13 9

SEX ASSAULT MALE OVER 13 3

SEX ASSAULT MALE UNDER 13 3

SEXUAL ACTIVITY INVOLVING A CHILD U13 1

Total 44

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