Sexual Offences in Schools - 482/21

Date Responded 28 April 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:

Please provide the following for the latest three reporting years for which information is available:

The number of police-recorded sexual offences that were alleged to have taken place at a school in your police force area. In each case, I would like to know:
a) the alleged offences,
b) the year in which the alleged offences took place, and
c) the ages of the alleged victims and perpetrators.

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, with the following caveats noted:
• A crime may have multiple victims or suspects. As such the count of crime may not equal the number of persons.
• Data has been provided based on the financial year as the most recent full year available.
• Data has been presented in such a manner as to avoid the application of any exemptions relevant under the Act, and will not be broken down further.

 

 

 

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Total

Overall Offences

66

106

64

236

 

Offence

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Total

Sexual Activity

23

31

18

72

Rape

7

5

4

16

Sexual Assault

34

63

39

136

Other Sexual Offences

2

7

3

12

 

Victim Age

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Total

0-9

15

15

9

39

10-19

47

83

55

185

20-29

0

2

0

2

30-39

0

3

0

3

40-49

1

1

0

2

50-59

0

0

1

1

60-69

1

0

0

1

Not stated

1

1

0

2

 

Suspect Age

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Total

0-9

11

7

5

23

10-19

40

84

37

161

20-29

0

5

2

7

30-39

1

2

11

14

40-49

2

2

1

5

50-59

0

1

1

2

70-79

1

0

0

1

Not stated

2

1

1

4

 

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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