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.
“I shall be please if you could let me know the following information for each of the past three years:
1. The number cases/incidents reported to the force for, rape, sexual assault/harassment?
2. The number of cases/incidents investigated by the Police?.
3. The number of cases/incidents where charges/summons were made”
Clarity was sought and you said “I note there is no "crime of sexual harassment", I am looking for incidents of sexual harassment including rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault and other such crimes against women”
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 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 in full as attached.
FOI 172-18 - Rape -Sexual assault - harassment