Date Responded 25 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:

“For the time period Jan 2021 to march 2021

1. How many sexual crimes were recorded
2. What age range were the victims
3. Gender
4. How many led to conviction”

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.

  1. 1029

2.

Age Group

Count

<10

148

11-20

474

21-30

147

31-40

126

41-50

52

51-60

38

61-70

6

71-80

5

81-90

8

91-100

4

Unknown/Not Stated

51

 

3.

Gender

Count

Female

825

Male

187

Unknown/Not Stated

47

 

4. Currently one case has concluded with a conviction.  You should note that the remaining cases are at various stages of investigation, with no conclusion and so the data you have requested is not recorded.  You should further consider that many of the cases are referred to court and due to the delays experienced HMCTS, conclusion of the cases may take some time.

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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