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Date Responded 05 February 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:

In 2019 1st Jan to 31st December ( inclusive)

  1. During 2019 How many incidents were recorded where the word Grindr, Plenty of Fish, POF Tinder. Fabswingers, Fabguys was mentioned by the person reporting the incident.
  2. Please brief details of the nature of the incident.
  3. Whether a crime was recorded and if so what.

In Response:

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.

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

This has been performed via a keyword search for the words provided in your submission.  As such, only incidents that exactly match the keywords as stated will feature in this count.  The crime count is built on the incident, i.e. incidents that have then been logged as crimes.

If you decide to write an article/use the enclosed data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

1.

 

Grinder

Plenty Of Fish

POF

Tinder

Fabswingers

Fabguys

Incidents

5

10

1

23

0

0

Crimes

3

8

1

10

0

0

 

2.

Incident Description

Count

Concern for Safety

9

TRANSPORT, inc RTC, Marine/Aircraft/Road off

0

Suspicious Activity

5

Stalking and Harassment

8

Violence

4

Domestic Incident

3

Other Notifiable Crime (inc Bomb Hoaxes)

4

Theft

2

Generic Public Safety

1

Criminal Damage

0

Anti-Social Behaviour (All)

1

Sexual Offence

1

Vehicle Crime

0

Generic Administration

1

 

3.

Crime Description

Count

Stealing not classified elsewhere

2

Stalking without fear / alarm / distress

2

Sending letters etc. with intent to cause distress or anxiety

3

Rape of a female aged 16 or over

1

Offence of harassment

4

Non counting fraud - Action fraud

4

Engage in sexual communication with a child

1

Disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress

1

Breach of non-molestation order

2

Breach of a Restraining Order

1

Blackmail

1

 

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