Prostitution Offences (5181/16)

Request

Could I please have the following data starting from the beginning of the calendar year 2010 up until this request is successfully answered, broken down by month:

1. The number of people arrested for each kind of offence relating to prostitution.

These include: Loitering or Soliciting for Prostitution; Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation; Causing, Inciting and Controlling Prostitution for Gain; Keeping a Brothel; Paying for Sexual Services; Kerb Crawling; Prostitution Advertising; Exploitation of Prostitution (Children); and Internal Trafficking.

In regard to Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation, if possible can you specify whether the case related to prostitution or not.

2. The age range and gender of the individuals arrested.

Response

Please find data attached.

In addition to the attached, West Midlands Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information with regard to an exempt body as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply by virtue of the following exemption:

Section 23(5) Information supplied by or concerning certain Security Bodies.

Section 23 is a class based absolute exemption and there is no requirement to consider the public interest in this case.

Confirming or denying the existence of whether any other information is held would contravene the constrictions laid out within Section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in that this stipulates a generic bar on disclosure of any information applied by, or concerning, certain Security Bodies.

This exemption and explanatory notes is shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

No inference can be taken from this refusal that any further information relevant to your request does or does not exist.

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