Thirty-three minors were sexually assaulted in 2010, according to Lt Colonel Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Deputy Director General of Criminal Investigations for Management Affairs at the Dubai Police.
This statistic refers to the number of complaints filed at Dubai police stations
He said the number of accused in these 33 cases stood at 51.
Lt Colonel Jallaf added that the number of minor males who were subjected to sexual harassment last year were 15, while and 18 minor females were assaulted.
Statistics showed that the number of cases of attempted rape involving children from the ages of 6 to 10 years stood at 13, while the number of cases of indecent assault with consent involving children aged 11- 15 stood at 22.
Lt Colonel Jallaf added that Dubai Police are patrolling parks, public places and beaches to detect any indecent acts.