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.
Please can you tell me how many children (as defined as a person under 18) were investigated by your force on suspicion of committing sexual offences in 2017, 2018 and 2019?
When you give me the information, please can you provide me with a breakdown of each child's: - age - gender - which sexual offence they were being investigated on suspicion of - the status/outcome of the investigation for each of the years separately
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 attached, which has been presented in a way which avoids exemptions being applied to withhold.
Under 18 offences - 432/20