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Date Responded 18 November 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:

  1. How many reports of sexual offences were made to your police force, broken down by the ethnicity of (i) the alleged victims, and (ii) the alleged perpetrators, in the financial years:

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20 to date

2. How many arrests for sexual offences were made by your officers, broken down by the ethnicity of (i) the alleged victims, and (ii) the alleged perpetrators in the financial years:

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20 to date

3. For the arrests identified in the answer to Q2a-e, please can you tell me what the outcome of the arrest was (e.g. charged, released on bail, released under investigation etc) with a breakdown by the ethnicity of the alleged victim.

In Response:

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 follows.

Please note that within the data supplied there may be multiple suspects for a crime, therefore each suspect's ethnicity is recorded.  Also, the Victim's ethnicity may not be known as it could often be Regina with this type of offence.  The data supplied is up to the end of October 2019.

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

With the above in mind please see the attached document which should satisfy your request.

Sexual Offences -1251/19

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