1961 Suicide Act offences 8208/19

Request

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please can you inform me: 

(i)  The number of recorded crimes, under Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide Act, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2018.

(ii)  The number of individuals interviewed under caution, in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide Act, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st January 2018. 

(iii) The number of individuals charged in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2018. 

(iv) The number of individuals arrested in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2018. 

If it is of any assistance, it is my understanding that Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide Act may be recorded as code 76 `Aiding Suicide by the Home Office.

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

(i)  The number of recorded crimes, under Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide Act, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2018.

 

2015 1
2016 1
2017 0
2018 2

 

(ii)  The number of individuals interviewed under caution, in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide Act, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st January 2018.

 

We are unable to search for interviews under caution

 

(iii) The number of individuals charged in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2018.

 

0

 

(iv) The number of individuals arrested in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2018.

 

2015 0
2016 2
2017 0
2018 0

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