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Sexual offences in schools - 1189/18

Date Responded 21 December 2018

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 sexual offences were recorded by your force at schools during the last three full calendar years,
  2. Please could I have the information broken down for 2015, 2016, 2017 and any information you have for 2018.

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.  Searches  made on locations recorded as ‘classroom’ and ‘school premises’ brought back the below results

2015 – 44

2016 -  97

2017 – 77

2018 – 58*

*As of 02/12/18

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