Sexual Interference With a Corpse (8117_16)

Request

By year, since 2009, how many arrests have been made for the possession of images of sexual interference with a corpse (an offence under section 63 (7) (c) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008?
2. By year, how many of those arrests resulted in a) no charges brought, b) police caution, c) proceeded to trial

Response

Please find below our response.

West Midlands Police have not recorded any arrests made for the possession of images of sexual interference with a corpse since 2009.

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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