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Date Responded 03 February 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. The number of reported peer-on-peer sexual offences on school premises involving under 18s. Please provide the figures per year within the following calendar years: 2019, 2018 and 2017
  2. In each instance may you please provide further information on the nature of the assault i.e rape, indecent exposure, inappropriate touching
  3. In each instance, may you please outline whether the accused individual was under or over the age of 10
  4. The number of peer-on-peer sexual offences on school premises that resulted in an arrest. Please provide the figures per year within the following calendar years: 2019, 2018 and 2017
  5. The number of peer-on-peer sexual offences on school premises that resulted in charges / summons. Please provide the figures per year within the following calendar years: 2019, 2018 and 2017

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within 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 follows with the below caveats noted.

"Peer on peer" has been defined as involving individuals who are within a student/pupil age bracket (0-18) or both outside of this bracket (as points 4 and 5 do not relate specifically to points 1-3). 

With the above noted the results of those searches are as follows.

1&2.

 

2017

2018

2019

Assault of a female child under 13 by penetration

1

 

 

Causing or inciting a female child under 16 to engage in sexual activity - offender 18 or over - no penetration

5

 

 

Causing or inciting a male child under 13 to engage in sexual activity - offender under 18 - penetration

1

 

 

Sexual activity with a male child under 13 - offender aged under 18 - penetration

 

1

 

Sexual assault of a female child under 13

 

1

 

Sexual assault on a female

6

9

1

Sexual assault on a male

1

 

1

Overall

14

11

2

 

3. There are no instances wherein an accused individual was under the age of 10. As such, please assume all of the accused in the listed incidents are above the age of 10

4&5.

                                        2017    2018   2019

Arrest                                                         3                                                   

Charge/Summons                                        6                                                    

 

 

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