Revenge Pornography (2123_16)

Request

1) Please could you reveal how many crime reports of “revenge porn” (distributing a private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress) have been made to your force since the new law was introduced in April 2015.

2) Please could you reveal how many people have been charged with the offence of “revenge porn” during the same period. Please breakdown this figure to show how many charged people received cautions.

3) Please could you break down the number of people charged with the offence of “revenge porn” by gender and into the following age groups 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.

4) Please could you break down the victims of the offence of “revenge porn” by gender and into the following age groups 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.

Response

Please find attached (2123_attachment_01.pdf). Data are correct as at 29 February 2016.

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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