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Sexual Offences Victim & Perpetrator Under 18 - 1367/19

Date Responded 06 January 2020

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. In each of the last five full financial years please, how many sexual offences have been reported to your force where both the alleged perpetrator and the alleged victim were under the age of 18?
  2. Please provide information on how many of these reports resulted in further police action.
  3. Could you provide a breakdown for how many offences were reported where the alleged perpetrator was 11 or younger?  Can you also provide information on:
  4. How many of the total reported sexual offences, identified in point 1 above, occurred on school premises?
  5. For the reports of sexual offences occurring on school premises, could you please provide a breakdown of the types of alleged offences recorded (e.g. sexual assault, rape etc).

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.

*January to November 2019 only

1.

2015

101

2016

195

2017

388

2018

471

2019*

458

 

2. All sexual offences are investigated.  The below shows the outcomes recorded against the crime.

 

Charge/Summons/

Caution/YOT

Other

Outcome

2015

5

96

2016

16

179

2017

18

370

2018

17

454

2019*

7

451

 

3.

2015

10

2016

27

2017

60

2018

61

2019*

65

 

4.

2015

11

2016

35

2017

54

2018

67

2019*

74

 

5.

 

Other Serious

Sexual Offences

Other Sexual

Offences

Rape

2015

77

7

17

2016

124

31

40

2017

237

67

84

2018

245

118

108

2019*

241

108

109

 

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