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Ethnicity of convicted sex offenders (FOI)

Ethnicity of convicted sex offenders (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 13 December 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I would like a breakdown of the ethnicity and age groups of all the people who have been convicted of committing any sexual assault against ‘over the age of consent’ people in the last 15 years, broken down year on year.

Also I would like a breakdown of the ethnicity and age of all those convicted of assaults against children in the last 15 years, broken down year on year.


The legal definition of a child is a person under the age of 18 years. The age of consent between consenting males changed in 2007 from 18 to 16.

The attached spreadsheets show victims either under 18, 18 and over, or age unknown (not recorded on our system.) The first spreadsheet is condensed for ease of reading. The second spreadsheet is expanded to display yearly figures as requested. Figures are only available in an easily searchable format from 2008. To provide figures from earlier than 2008 would take longer than the time allowed to complete Freedom of Information requests.

Condensed sex offender ethnicity

 Ethnicity of convicted sex offenders

Article Applied

Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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