Prostitution Arrests 2016-2021 - 256/21

Date Responded 09 March 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:

The number of arrests in for each of the following:

  1. managing or assisting in the management of a brothel,
  2. loitering for the purposes of prostitution, and
  3. soliciting for the purposes of prostitution.

 

In each case, please indicate whether the arrested person is male or female. Please provide the information for each calendar year from January 1st 2016 to the end of February 2021 (or whichever date this request is processed). 19 February 2020.

 

On 25/02/21 we sought clarity on your definition of point 1, to which you responded:

'Managing or helping to manage' here refers to the following sections of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act:

33A Keeping a brothel used for prostitution

(1)It is an offence for a person to keep, or to manage, or act or assist in the management of, a brothel to which people resort for practices involving prostitution (whether or not also for other practices).

(2)In this section “prostitution” has the meaning given by section 51(2) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

 

I believe these may be the codes you're referring to:

024/19 keeping a brothel used for prostitution

107/01 keeping a brothel

107/02 letting premises for use as a brothel

107/03 tenant permitting premises to be used as a brothel

107/04 tenant permitting premises to be used for prostitution

107/05 keeping a brothel for homosexual practices

107/06 letting premises for use as a brothel for homosexual purposes

107/07 tenant permitting premises to be used as a brothel for homosexual purposes

107/10 other brothel keeping offences

142/14 permitting licensed premises to be used as a brothel

 

If these are the relevant codes, I am happy for any corresponding data you might have on this subject to be grouped under the umbrella term of  'managing a brothel' or similar, if that speeds up the process for you.

In Response:

As advised, we are unable to provided data for a date that is in the future, therefore the data is as of the date of your submission and therefore runs up to and including 19/02/2021.

1.

Year

M

F

2016

1

0

2017

0

0

2018

0

1

2019

0

0

2020

0

0

2021

0

0

 

2.

Year

M

F

2016

0

0

2017

0

0

2018

0

0

2019

0

0

2020

0

0

2021

0

0

 

3.

Year

M

F

2016

0

0

2017

1

0

2018

0

0

2019

0

0

2020

0

0

2021

0

0

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