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Date Responded 01 May 2018

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. How many crimes under so called "revenge pornography laws" were recorded by your force, listed by outcome category, between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016?

2. Please state the same information as in question 1 for the year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

3. Please state the same information as in question 1 for the year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 

By "revenge pornography" laws, I am referring to the offence of disclosing private sexual photographs and films of an individual with intent to cause that individual distress, as covered by the Criminal Justice Act 2015, section 33. 

In Response:

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. 

Data was collated through a search of all crimes recorded between 01/04/2015 and 31/03/2018 which fall under the offence disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress (HO Code 008/71). These are shown by outcome type and financial year. 

With the above in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

Outcome

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Total

Caution

7

13

4

24

Charge/Summons

8

10

7

25

Community resolution

1

1

1

3

Evidential difficulties

13

15

18

46

Investigation complete - No suspect identified

4

23

22

49

Not in public interest

3

1

0

4

Victim declines or is unable to identify suspect

2

7

5

14

Victim does not support police action

12

26

30

68

Youth offending team triage

0

1

0

1

Outcome not yet known

0

0

15

15

Total

50

97

102

249

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