Date Responded 30 June 2021

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 cases of revenge porn have been reported to you since October 2014?

2. How many of those cases remain unresolved?

3. How many cases were dropped by the accuser?

4. How many cases have been reported since 23 March 2020?

After we sought clarity on 23/06/21 you advised on 28/06/21:

If you could supply me with a breakdown by number of all the disposals listed (by month if possible) that would fit the criteria of the information I’m seeking.
If supplied with this list I would be satisfied to drop questions 2 and 3 and would just need the data for questions 1 and 4.

In Response:

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows, for points 1 & 4 only as per your amendment, within the attached document.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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