Rape/Sexual Offences - 235/20

Date Responded 18 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:

Could you please answer the following question by providing data for each of the most recent ten years (i.e. numbers for 2009, 2010, 2011 etc).

The number of people that chose not to pursue prosecution after reporting a rape or sexual assault to the police? Please break these down for each sex/age group (i.e. 20 men who reported a sexual assault in 2009 chose not to proceed with a prosecution, 45 of those age 45-60 chose not to proceed etc etc)

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.

As advised in our acknowledgement email this request has been aggregated with your previous request (FOI 056/19) with regards to time constraints under the Act, as they refer to the same subject area.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.

Rape/Sexual Offences - 235/20

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