Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on the Number of Reports Made by Victims of Sexual Assault Between 2017 and 2020, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 05 July 2021


Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap:
To ask the Minister for Home Affairs between 2017 and 2020 (a) what is the number of reports made by victims of sexual assault, the breakdown by race, and the number of cases in which the perpetrators are family members and relatives; and (b) how many individuals have been arrested and charged for (i) sexual assault and (ii) statutory rape.


1.   Between 2017 and 2020, there were 9,200 reports of sexual assault, including rape, sexual assault by penetration, outrage of modesty, and sexual offences involving children and vulnerable victims. Of these, 869 were allegedly committed by family members or relatives.

2.   Between 2017 and 2020, 1,858 offenders were charged for sexual assault offences, of whom 44 were charged for rape of a person below 14 years of age.

3.   We do not provide the racial composition of victims of any crime.