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Date Responded 02 July 2019

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:

For each of the years 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, and for 2019 to date, please tell me:

  1. How many reports of "revenge porn" offences did you receive?
  2. How many of these cases resulted in a suspect being charged?
  3. How many of these cases resulted in a conviction?
  4. How many reported cases involved a victim aged under 18? Please provide the age of the youngest victim.
  5. How many reported cases involved a alleged perpetrator aged under 18? Please provide the age of the youngest perpetrator.

In Response:

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

With regards to points data for 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 for points 1 and 2 and point 4 for victim data, the below exemption applies.

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

This information has been asked for previously, disclosed and published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log.  Simple searches for revenge porn will bring back results.

 

With regards to the remainder I respond as follows:

  1. 2019/20 – 35
  2. 2019/20 – no charges as yet. 
  3. Conviction data needs to be sourced from the courts.
  4. 2019/20 – None.  Youngest victim was 11.

Year

Count

2015/16

3

2016/17

1

2017/18

2

2018/19

0

2019/20

0

 

The youngest perpetrator was 16.

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