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Date Responded 21 January 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:

For each of the five previous calendar years (up to 2018/19) could you please provide me with the below information?

1.How many youths (18 and under) were arrested on suspicion of committing sexual offences

i.Which type of sexual offence was each arrested for (rape, disclosing sexual image, sexual assault, attempted rape etc)?

ii.What was the age of each suspect?

iii.What was the outcome for each (charge, caution, bail etc)?

2. How many sexual offences were reported by victims aged 18 and under?

i. How many of the above featured a suspect who was also aged 18 and under?

* Could the information be divided up annually, please?

Can this data be from the five previous FINANCIAL YEARS (up to 2018-19) and not calendar years. Also, when I ask for the data to be split up annually I mean 16-17, 17-18, 18-19 etc

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.

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