Taxi Driver Offenders - 598/12
Dated: 30 Jul 2015
Date of request: 23/07/2012
Date of response: 08/08/2012
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Can you please tell me the number of sexual assaults and rapes, reported in your area,in the last twelve months, which appear to be taxi and Private hire car related? I mean where a Taxi or Private hire driver was implicated as the offender.
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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 have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.
Searches to extract this information were made by viewing Home Office categories of rape and sexual assaults. Searches were done on the date the crime was allocated. Keyword searches were then made on each crime for the words ‘car’, 'taxi’, ‘drive’, 'private', ‘cab’ and ‘lift’.
As a result of these searches I can confirm that there was one rape / sexual assault allocated between 01/07/11 and 30/06/12 where a taxi or private hire car driver was implicated in the offence and their occupation was relevant to the crime.
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