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Sexual Assault whilst in prison

Publication Date: 29/07/2014

Information regarding figures of offenders that have reported sexual assault while in prison

Figures of offenders that have reported sexual assault while in prison

1.How many male prisoners in Scotland have reported sexual assault whilst in prison in the years 2013/2014?
2.How many female prisoners in Scotland have reported sexual assault whilst in prison from the years 2013/2014?
3.How many prisoners (male and female separate statistics) in Scotland have been given medical treatment/hospitalised because of sexual assault in prison from the years 2013/2014?


We received your request on the 25th June 2014 - this gave a statutory deadline of the 23rd July 2014 for responding under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. We have now completed our search for the information you request, please see the following.

1. A search of our electronic incident reporting information records that 5 male prisoners alleged sexual assault in this period.
2. A search of our electronic incident reporting information records that 5 female prisoners alleged sexual assault in this period.
3. On the 1st November 2011, the responsibility and accountability for the provision of health care services to prisoners in Scotland transferred from the SPS to the National Health Service. Therefore this information is not available.