Incest (12169_16)

Request

I wish to obtain the following information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.
I wish to know, for the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015:
-How many cases have been reported to you relating to suspected or alleged incest or sexual activity with a family member?
I refer to suspected or alleged cases, not solely crimes recorded

Response

Please find attached our response. All suspected or alleged cases should be recorded as a crime, to search all non-crime offences would exceed the time limit and would be unlikely to locate any further records.

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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