Disclosure Details

Sexual assault - 278/17

Dated: 13 Apr 2017

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

Thank you for your e mail dated  8 March  2017 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 assaults that have taken place where the school was recorded as the location in the following financial years: a) 2013-14; b) 2014-15; c) 2015-16; d) current financial year to date.

2. Please provide a breakdown of the information requested under question 1 by age and gender of victim

3. Please provide a further breakdown of the information requested under question 2 by age and gender of perpetrator

4. Please provide a further breakdown of the information requested under question 3 by outcome of police investigation e.g. NFA/ suspect charged

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.

The data below attached has been collated by searching for sexual assaults where a school has been recorded as the location. The time period is from 01/04/2013 to 07/03/2017.

The results are for sexual offences where 'assault' is mentioned in the offence description. Other offences such as rape have not been included.

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.


FOI 278-17