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Date Responded 24 March 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:

  1. Please can you provide figures on the number of cases of revenge porn reported to the force in the year 2015/16.

Please can you also disaggregate data according to the following information:

2. The crime outcome (no action, charge, caution etc) of the offences as well as the number of offences where the victim did not support or withdrew support for police action

3. The number of victims under the age of 18

4. The gender of the victim

5. Please also provide, where possible, cases in which the case involved social media. I understand this isn't routinely logged, so please just include notes from free-text searches for key words ("social media" , "Twitter", "Facebook" etc) where available.

In Response:

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

To note:

"The year 2015/2016" has been taken as relating to the financial year 2015/2016.

1&2.

Outcome

Count

Caution adult

6

Caution youth

1

Charge/Summons

8

Community Resolution

1

Evidential Difficulties

13

Investigation Complete - No suspect identified

4

Investigation Not in Public Interest

1

Not in Public Interest (Police)

2

Victim declines or is unable to identify suspect

2

Victim does not support police action

12

Total

50

 

3. 7

4.

Gender

Count

F

41

M

8

Unknown

1

Total

50

 

5. To note:

As with any keyword search, only exact matches will be included within the results.                                                                                                                              One crime may feature multiple keywords - eg, featuring both "facebook" and "twitter" would result in the crime appearing for both terms.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Search Term

Count

Social Media

6

Facebook

1

Twitter

21

Total

28

 

 

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