Date Responded 30 June 2021

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. The number of offences listed in your crime database that contain the following keywords:
a. "Tinder"
b. "Bumble"
c. "dating app"

Please provide information for each of the previous two years (2019 and 2020) broken down by month, and information for the current year to 17/06/2021, also broken down by month. If necessary, please identify these by conducting a free text search of your crime database (I.e. where the keyword has been mentioned in CRIS crime reports, contained within the Crime Summary (CLASS Method) field etc).

2. A breakdown of the nature of the offence recorded which mentions the above keywords, for each individual keyword. I.e. offence recorded as blackmail, sexual offence etc. Please provide a total for each category for each year (2019, 2020 and 2021 to 17/06/2021) and whether each offence resulted in a charge or not.

In Response:

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

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
The above has been gathered via a free-text search of crime MOs for the terms "tinder" "bumble" and "dating app"
Only exact matches would be identified via this search; mis-spellings or shortenings would not be included.

With all the above noted I respond as follows.

Year

Month

Offence/Outcome

Tinder

Bumble

Dating App

2019

Jan

All Offences/Outcomes

0

0

2

 

Feb

All Offences/Outcomes

1

0

2

 

Mar

All Offences/Outcomes

4

0

1

 

Apr

All Offences/Outcomes

3

0

2

 

May

All Offences/Outcomes

2

0

4

 

Jun

All Offences/Outcomes

2

0

1

 

Jul

All Offences/Outcomes

0

0

2

 

Aug

All Offences/Outcomes

1

0

3

 

Sep

All Offences/Outcomes

1

0

3

 

Oct

All Offences/Outcomes

2

0

1

 

Nov

All Offences/Outcomes

0

1

0

 

Dec

All Offences/Outcomes

3

0

1

2020

Jan

All Offences/Outcomes

2

0

0

 

Feb

All Offences/Outcomes

4

0

2

 

Mar

All Offences/Outcomes

1

0

4

 

Apr

All Offences/Outcomes

1

0

2

 

May

All Offences/Outcomes

2

0

5

 

Jun

All Offences/Outcomes

1

0

0

 

Jul

All Offences/Outcomes

0

2

2

 

Aug

All Offences/Outcomes

1

0

3

 

Oct

All Offences/Outcomes

1

0

1

 

Nov

All Offences/Outcomes

0

0

6

 

Dec

All Offences/Outcomes

2

0

0

2021

Jan

All Offences/Outcomes

3

0

4

 

Feb

All Offences/Outcomes

3

0

5

 

Mar

All Offences/Outcomes

3

0

2

 

Apr

All Offences/Outcomes

4

0

2

 

Jun

All Offences/Outcomes

0

0

1

           

Year

Month

Offence/Outcome

Tinder

Bumble

Dating App

2019

Jan

Blackmail

0

0

1

 

 

Non crime

0

0

1

 

Feb

Harassment

1

0

1

 

 

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

0

0

1

 

Mar

Assault without injury

1

0

0

   

Harassment

2

0

0

   

Non crime

0

0

1

 

 

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

1

0

0

 

Apr

Harassment

0

0

1

   

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

2

0

1

 

 

Sexual activity involving child under 16

1

0

0

 

May

Harassment

1

0

1

   

Non crime

0

0

1

   

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

0

0

1

 

 

Sexual activity involving child under 16

1

0

1

 

Jun

Harassment

2

0

0

 

 

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

0

0

1

 

Jul

Non crime

0

0

1

 

 

Other offences against the State or Public disorder

0

0

1

 

Aug

Harassment

1

0

2

 

 

Sexual grooming

0

0

1

 

Sep

Harassment

0

0

1

   

Other theft

1

0

1

 

 

Sexual activity involving child under 16

0

0

1

 

Oct

Non crime

1

0

1

 

 

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

1

0

0

 

Nov

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

0

1

0

 

Dec

Harassment

3

0

0

 

 

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

0

0

1

2020

Jan

Harassment

1

0

0

   

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

1

0

0

 

Feb

Blackmail

0

0

1

   

Harassment

2

0

1

   

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

2

0

0

 

Mar

Blackmail

0

0

2

   

Harassment

0

0

1

   

Robbery of business property

1

0

1

 

Apr

Blackmail

1

0

0

   

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

0

0

2

 

May

Assault with Injury

0

0

1

   

Harassment

2

0

2

   

Non crime

0

0

1

   

Sexual assault on a male aged 13 and over

0

0

1

 

Jun

Harassment

1

0

0

 

Jul

Harassment

0

1

1

   

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

0

0

1

   

Threat or possession with intent to commit criminal damage

0

1

0

 

Aug

Harassment

0

0

2

   

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

1

0

0

   

Sexual grooming

0

0

1

 

Oct

Harassment

1

0

0

   

Other offences against the State or Public disorder

0

0

1

 

Nov

Blackmail

0

0

1

   

Harassment

0

0

5

 

Dec

Harassment

2

0

0

2021

Jan

Blackmail

3

0

0

   

Harassment

0

0

2

   

Public fear, alarm or distress

0

0

1

   

Sexual activity involving child under 16

0

0

1

 

Feb

Blackmail

1

0

1

   

Harassment

1

0

3

   

Non crime

1

0

0

   

Public fear, alarm or distress

0

0

1

 

Mar

Assault without injury

1

0

0

   

Harassment

0

0

1

   

Non crime

1

0

1

   

Rape of a female aged 16 and over

1

0

0

 

Apr

Assault without injury

1

0

0

   

Blackmail

0

0

1

   

Harassment

3

0

1

 

Jun

Blackmail

0

0

1

           

Year

Month

Offence/Outcome

Tinder

Bumble

Dating App

2019

Jul

Charge/Summons

0

0

1

 

Aug

Charge/Summons

0

0

1

 

Sep

Charge/Summons

0

0

2

 

Nov

Charge/Summons

0

1

0

2020

Mar

Charge/Summons

0

0

1

 

Aug

Charge/Summons

0

0

2

 

Oct

Charge/Summons

0

0

1

2021

Jan

Charge/Summons

0

0

1

 

Apr

Charge/Summons

1

0

0

           

 

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