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Date Responded 09 March 2018

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:

1. In 2013 how many people reported to you that they were the victim of child sex abuse between 1975 and 1995?

Of those people, how many were male and how many were female?

2. In 2014 how many people reported to you that they were the victim of child sex abuse between 1975 and 1995?

Of those people, how many were male and how many were female?

3. In 2015 how many people reported to you that they were the victim of child sex abuse between 1975 and 1995?

Of those people, how many were male and how many were female?

4. In 2016 how many people reported to you that they were the victim of child sex abuse between 1975 and 1995?

Of those people, how many were male and how many were female?

5. In 2017 how many people reported to you that they were the victim of child sex abuse between 1975 and 1995?

Of those people, how many were male and how many were female? 

 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

The data is based upon all crimes created between 01/01/2013 and 31/12/2017 classified by the Home Office as a 'sexual offence' where the victim was a child at the time the offence began.  For the purpose of this FOI, a child is classed as any person under the age of 18 when the offence began.  This has been calculated either by the victim's DOB, or when this is unavailable the offence description and the crime have been reviewed. The 'committed from' date has been used to determine those offences which have occurred between 01/01/1975 and 31/12/1995. This is as recorded on the system but given the historic nature of these offences, this date may just be an estimate.  

With the above in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 

Year

Victim Gender

Total

Female

Male

2013

74

41

115

2014

136

60

196

2015

124

46

170

2016

147

89

236

2017

108

77

185

Total

589

313

902

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