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Sexual Offences Act 1956 - 240/19

Date Responded 19 March 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:

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000: a breakdown of the number of cautions, arrests and convictions for the following offences in each year from 2009 to 2018 within the city of Newcastle:

  1. Persistent loitering or soliciting in a street or public place for the purpose of prostitution.
  2. Soliciting in a street or public place for the purpose of obtaining a sexual service.
  3. The payment for sexual services of a sex worker subjected to force, threats or coercion.
  4. Causing or inciting prostitution for gain.
  5. Controlling prostitution for gain.
  6. Keeping a brothel.
  7. Landlord letting premises for use as a brothel (Section 33 of Sexual Offences Act 1956).
  8. Tenant permitting premises to be used as a brothel (Section 34 of Sexual Offences Act 1956).
  9. Tenant permitting premises to be used for prostitution (Section 35 of Sexual Offences Act 1956).

In Response:

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

2014 - Controlling prostitution for gain x 1 - charged

2015 - Causing or inciting prostitution for gain x 13 - charged,  1 - simple caution

2017 - Persistently soliciting a person or persons for prostitution from, or having just left a motor vehicle x 1 – charged

2018 - Causing or inciting prostitution for gain x 1. NFA

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