Naked Offences (3664_15)

Request

For each of the following requests, please release the data for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (so far):

 

  1. The number of people arrested for being naked in a public place

– Please separate the figures to show which relevant piece of legislation that they were arrested for

 

  1. The number of people cautioned or charged for being naked in a public place.

– Please separate the figures to show which relevant piece of legislation that they were charged under.

 

  1. The number of people arrested, and charged, for “flytipping”

 

  1. The number of people arrested, and charged, for failing to pick up dog mess in a public place

Response

  1. The number of people arrested for being naked in a public place

  – Please separate the figures to show which relevant piece of legislation that they were arrested for

 

Being naked in public is not an offence.  It would only become an offence if it can be proved the person was naked with the intention to cause distress, alarm or outrage.  Then it could be recorded as a number of different offences, including Public Nuisance – Indecent Exposure, Outraging Public Decency or Cause Intentional Harassment, Alarm or Distress.

 

In the time period requested, there were 17 people charged/cautioned for an act outraging public decency.  All involved a sexual act.

 

In the time period requested there were 15 people charged/cautioned for ‘exposure’ where the MO notes contained the word ‘naked’.  11 of these involved a sexual act.

 

  1. The number of people cautioned or charged for being naked in a public place.

  – Please separate the figures to show which relevant piece of legislation that they were charged under.

 

As above

 

  1. The number of people arrested, and charged, for “flytipping”

 

‘Flytipping’ and ‘failure to pick up dog mess’ are civil matters reported to and dealt with by local authorities, therefore there is no recorded information held by West Midlands Police.

 

 

  1. The number of people arrested, and charged, for failing to pick up dog

mess in a public place

 

As above

 

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