Disclosure Details

Community resolution - 914/16

Dated: 19 Sep 2016

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act') 

Thank you for your e mail dated 16 August 2016 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police. 

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) The number of sexual assault offences (not including rape) that have been resolved with either a caution or a conditional caution by Northumbria Police in the calender years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 so far. Please specify how many (if any) of these offences were committed against children.

2) The number of rapes that have been resolved with either a caution or a conditional caution by Northumbria Police in the calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 so far. Please specify how many (if any) of these offences were committed against children.

3) The number of sexual assault offences (not including rape) that have been resolved with a community resolution by Northumbria Police in the calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 so far. Please specify how many (if any) of these offences were committed against children.

4) The number of rapes that have been resolved with a community resolution by Northumbria Police in the calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 so far. Please specify how many (if any) of these offences were committed against children.

5) The number of cautions and community resolutions that have been used to resolve the following offences: 

21 Sexual Activity involving a Child under 13

22A Causing Sexual Activity without Consent

22B Causing Sexual Activity involving a Child under 16

 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

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.

The results in the attached are based on the number of disposals that have been given for the years 2011 until 5th September 2016.

Please note that the figures reported in question 5 are part of the totals counted in questions 1 and 3.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes. 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

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FOI 914-16