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Date Responded 15 September 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

This request relates to the following offences:

keeping a brothel (Section 33 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956),

a landlord letting premises for use as a brothel (Section 34 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956),

a tenant permitting premises to be used as a brothel (Section 35 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956),

a tenant permitting premises to be used for prostitution (Section 36 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956),

controlling prostitution for gain (Section 53 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003).

For each of these offences, please supply the following data for each of the last three calendar years (2017, 2018, 2019), and any data you have for 2020 from 1 January 2020 to August 31 2020:

  1. The total number of people arrested.
  2. The number of people charged.
  3. Please can this data be broken down by gender.
  4. And, if possible within the cost threshold, a breakdown of the disposal type for each person arrested (eg, how many were charged, for how many was no further action taken).

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1&3. One, female, 2018.  We can confirm that the offence was Keeping a brothel for prostitution.  On this occasion we have considered no harm in disclosing however this should not be taken as what will be released in any future responses.

2. None

4. N/a

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