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Prostitution - 813/16

Dated: 26 Aug 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  July  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:

Question 1

a)  In each calendar year since 2010, how many cases were investigated for loitering or soliciting for prostitution under section 1 of the Street Offences Act 1959?

b) How were these cases disposed of; specifically how many cases resulted in the individuals being:

i) arrested

ii) charged

iii) reported to the Crown Prosecution Service

iv) unconditionally released

v) cautioned

vi) given a warning

vii) given another form of intervention such as attending an educational programme?

c) In each calendar year since 2010, how many distinct individuals were charged with loitering or soliciting for prostitution under section 1 of the Street Offences Act 1959; and thus how many individuals are counted more than once under the number of cases investigated?

d) Please advise the date each charge was laid (if a charge was laid).

e) Please provide the gender in each case. 

Question 2

a) In each calendar year since 2010, how many cases were investigated for soliciting another for the purpose of obtaining sexual services under Section 51A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003?

b) How were these cases disposed of; specifically how many cases resulted in the individuals being:

i) arrested

ii) charged

iii) reported to the Crown Prosecution Service

iv) unconditionally released

v) cautioned

vi) given a warning

vii) given another form of intervention such as attending an educational programme?

c) In each calendar year since 2010, how many distinct individuals were charged with soliciting another for the purpose of obtaining sexual services under Section 51A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; and thus how many individuals are counted more than once under the number of cases investigated?

d) Please advise the date each charge was laid (if a charge was laid).

e) Please provide the gender in each case. 

Question 3

a)  In each calendar year since 2010, how many cases were investigated for paying for the sexual services of a person subject to force under Section 53A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003?

b) How were these cases disposed of; specifically how many cases resulted in the individuals being:

i) arrested

ii) charged

iii) reported to the Crown Prosecution Service

iv) unconditionally released

v) cautioned

vi) given a warning

vii) given another form of intervention such as attending an educational programme?

c) In each calendar year since 2010, how many distinct individuals were charged with paying for the sexual services of a person subject to force under Section 53A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; and thus how many individuals are counted more than once under the number of cases investigated?

d) Please advise the date each charge was laid (if a charge was laid).

e) Please provide the gender in each case.

Question 4

a)  In each calendar year since 2010, how many cases were investigated for keeping a brothel under Section 33 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956?

b) How were these cases disposed of; specifically how many cases resulted in the individuals being:

i) arrested

ii) charged

iii) reported to the Crown Prosecution Service

iv) unconditionally released

v) cautioned

vi) given a warning

vii) given another form of intervention such as attending an educational programme?

c) In each calendar year since 2010, how many distinct individuals were charged with keeping a brothel under Section 33 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956; and thus how many individuals are counted more than once under the number of cases investigated?

d) Please advise the date each charge was laid (if a charge was laid).

e) Please provide the gender in each case. 

Question 5

a)  In each calendar year since 2010, how many cases were investigated for keeping, managing, acting or assisting in the management of a brothel to which people resort for practices involving prostitution under Section 33A of the Sexual Offences Act 1956?

b) How were these cases disposed of; specifically how many cases resulted in the individuals being:

i) arrested

ii) charged

iii) reported to the Crown Prosecution Service

iv) unconditionally released

v) cautioned

vi) given a warning

vii) given another form of intervention such as attending an educational programme?

c) In each calendar year since 2010, how many distinct individuals were charged for keeping, managing, acting or assisting in the management of a brothel to which people resort for practices involving prostitution under Section 33A of the Sexual Offences Act 1956; and thus how many individuals are counted more than once under the number of cases investigated?

d) Please advise the date each charge was laid (if a charge was laid).

e) Please provide the gender in each case. 

Question 6

a)  In each calendar year since 2010, how many cases were investigated for intentionally causing or inciting another person to become a prostitute in any part of the world for or in the expectation of gain for oneself or a third party under section 52 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003?

b) How were these cases disposed of; specifically how many cases resulted in the individuals being:

i) arrested

ii) charged

iii) reported to the Crown Prosecution Service

iv) unconditionally released

v) cautioned

vi) given a warning

vii) given another form of intervention such as attending an educational programme?

c) In each calendar year since 2010, how many distinct individuals were charged for intentionally causing or inciting another person to become a prostitute in any part of the world for or in the expectation of gain for oneself or a third party under section 52 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; and thus how many individuals are counted more than once under the number of cases investigated?

d) Please advise the date each charge was laid (if a charge was laid).

e) Please provide the gender in each case.

Question 7

a)  In each calendar year since 2010, how many cases were investigated for intentionally controlling any of the activities of another person relating to that person’s prostitution in any part of the world, for or in the expectation of gain for oneself or another party under section 53 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003?

b) How were these cases disposed of; specifically how many cases resulted in the individuals being:

i) arrested

ii) charged

iii) reported to the Crown Prosecution Service

iv) unconditionally released

v) cautioned

vi) given a warning

vii) given another form of intervention such as attending an educational programme?

c) In each calendar year since 2010, how many distinct individuals were charged for intentionally controlling any of the activities of another person relating to that person’s prostitution in any part of the world, for or in the expectation of gain for oneself or another party under section 53 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; and thus how many individuals are counted more than once under the number of cases investigated?

d) Please advise the date each charge was laid (if a charge was laid).

e) Please provide the gender in each case.

After seeking clarity you responded that by 'distinct individuals' it is meant that how many distinct people as opposed to distinct arrest/cases were investigated in these cases e.g. if John Smith was arrested for two offences, then that would be one distinct individual.

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 below attached.

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 813-16