- How many harassment offences were reported to your police force in 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 and so far in 2017?
- How many of these harassment offences were “cyber enabled” for each year?
- How many malicious communications offences were reported to your police force in 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 and so far in 2017?
- How many of these malicious communications were “cyber enabled” for each year?
Please find attached (9631_attachment_01.pdf). Please note, for questions 3 and 4, Malicious Communications was only a recordable offence from April 2015 onwards. We are therefore only able to provide data for those questions from April 2015.
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.
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