Upskirting: what’s the legal situation?
We’ve looked at how the current law applies to “upskirting” and how proposed legislation would change this.
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Estimates for workplace sexual harassment vary depending on whether surveys define acts of sexual harassment. One survey estimated 20% of UK female workers experienced what they considered sexual harassment at work.
Allegations of rape
It’s impossible to know how many false allegations of rape are made, but the evidence suggests that proven cases are rare. 3-4% of allegations is a reasonable estimate.
Reported rapes that reach trial
Around one in ten rapes or attempted rapes reported to police in England and Wales are brought to trial.
Women killed by men
Just under half of all women killed were killed by their partners or ex-partners, according to the latest official statistics for England and Wales in 2015/16.
Sexual violence and domestic abuse
Official surveys show how widespread sexual violence and domestic abuse are.
What do we know about the ethnicity of people involved in sexual offences against children?
The information we have about the ethnicity of those involved in sexual grooming and sexual offences against children more widely is patchy and has a lot of problems.
How many men have a sexual interest in children?
Any estimate will be very uncertain.
Sexual offences in court
Criminal barristers have estimated that 50% of Crown Court trials now involve sex crime. The official numbers we’ve seen don’t say.
Reporting sexual offences in schools: an incomplete picture
Figures suggest sexual offences in schools have more than doubled over four years, but they are incomplete and don’t show the full picture across the UK.
The scale of abuse during childhood: how much do we know?
An estimated six million adults in England and Wales report having been abused as children, and two million report having been sexually abused.
Ask Full Fact: does urinating in public put you on the sex offenders register?
It's very unlikely that being caught urinating in public will get you charged with a sexual offence, like exposure, that puts you on the police register.
Men accused of rape don't have to "prove that a woman said Yes"
New advice for prosecutors doesn't in any way change the law on rape.