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Please could you provide the total number of crimes related to youth produced sexual imagery that have been recorded as Outcome 21 since January 2016 to the present day. I think the home Office crime code is 86/1. So I’d be looking for any crimes recorded as an outcome 21 based upon that crime code. Basically the Outcome 21 policy for recording minors distributing indecent images of minors came into being in Jan 2016 and I’m interested to see how many times it has been used.
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The HO Code used was 086/10 and in conjunction with the date parameters and Outcome 21 there were two results in total.