Honour Based Crimes - 917/21

Date Responded 27 July 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. Could you please advise on the number of crimes categorised as honour-based abuse which the constabulary dealt with in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
  2. Could you give a breakdown of the offences (including physical assault, abduction, rape and murder) which were categorised as honour-based abuse during 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
  3. Could you please advise on the number of crimes categorised as ‘coercive control offences’ which the constabulary dealt with in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

In Response:

I am able to disclose the located information to you 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 data has been taken from the central database where there was a 'HBV' flag or the offence was 'Engage in controlling / coercive behaviour in an intimate / family relationship'.

 

1.

Year

Count

2016

26

2017

25

2018

50

2019

34

2020

29

Total

164

 

2.

Offence

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

Arson not endangering life

1

0

0

0

0

1

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (malicious wounding)

3

3

6

7

5

24

Blackmail

0

0

0

0

1

1

Breach of a Restraining Order

0

3

0

0

0

3

Breach of forced marriage protection order

0

0

1

0

0

1

Breach of non-molestation order

0

0

0

0

1

1

Carry out an operation specified in a stop notice served under regulation 28

0

0

0

1

0

1

Causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress

0

0

2

0

0

2

Common assault and battery

6

2

6

5

3

22

Criminal damage residential (local sub-code re part 058/00)

1

0

0

0

0

1

Cruelty or neglect of children

0

0

1

0

0

1

Damage - Business and Community

1

0

0

0

0

1

Disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress

0

0

1

0

0

1

Engage in controlling / coercive behaviour in an intimate / family relationship

1

6

13

8

5

33

False imprisonment

1

0

0

2

0

3

Fear or provocation of violence

1

0

1

0

1

3

Forced marriage offences

1

2

1

2

1

7

Hold person in slavery or servitude

0

0

1

0

0

1

Intimidating a juror or witness or person assisting in investigation of offenders

1

0

1

0

0

2

Making threats to kill

1

3

6

3

5

18

Offence of harassment

1

1

0

2

0

4

Putting people in fear of violence

1

0

2

0

0

3

Rape of a female aged 16 or over

2

3

4

2

3

14

Sending letters etc. with intent to cause distress or anxiety

3

0

4

2

3

12

Stalking involving fear of violence

0

1

0

0

0

1

Stalking without fear / alarm / distress

0

0

0

0

1

1

Stealing in a dwelling other than from automatic machines and meters

0

1

0

0

0

1

Wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm

1

0

0

0

0

1

Total

26

25

50

34

29

164

 

3.

Year

Count

2016

97

2017

337

2018

538

2019

628

2020

671

Total

2,271

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