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Date Responded 09 October 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:

For each calendar year 2012 - 2017 and 2018 up until 13/09/18:

 

1)     Please state the number of offences recorded of sexting, that is offences under Section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 or Section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, recorded by your force in each of the stated calendar years.

2)     Please state the number of offences recorded of sexting, where the offender was under the age of 18, recorded in each of the stated calendar years.

3)     Please break the number of offenders under the age of the 18 down by the number of offenders of each age. Please provide information for each of the stated calendar years.

4)     Please state the number of victims of sexting offences, that is, victims of offences under Section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 or Section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. Please provide information for each of the stated calendar years.

5)     Please break the number of victims down by the number of victims of each age recorded. Please provide information for each of the stated calendar years.

 

 

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.

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

FOI 970/18

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