Exposure Incidents (13604/16)

Request

  • I would like to know how many reported cases of people over the age of 18, who have sent an indecent image of themselves to an adult over the age of 18.
  • I would also like to know the outcomes of this e.g. caution
  • I would also like to know how many reported cases of indecent exposure from people aged 18 or over to others who are 18 or over.
  • I would also like to know the outcomes for this.
  • I would like this broken down into female and male, and for the years 2005 – 2015.

Response

I apologise for the delay in responding.  Please find attached our response in relation to questions 3, 4 and 5.  Please note: question 1 is not an offence, therefore the information in relation to this and question 2 is not held.

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.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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