Sexual Offences (1614/17)

Request

I would be grateful is you could search for sexual offences where the primary location description is ‘educational’ and the victim were under 18.  Then would it be possible to search for sexual offences where the primary location description is ‘educational’ and the perpetrator were under 18, that would be very useful.

If I could have this data for the last three academic years, from September 2013 to September 2016, and for the term from September 2016 to December 2016, and broken down by offence type (eg. Rape of girl/boy under 18, rape of girl/boy under 13, sexual assault, sexual activity etc) that would be ideal.

In relation to crimes involving technology I would be grateful if you could search the MO notes for the following words: sext, email, text, facebook, snapchat, twitter, Instagram and vine.

 

Response

Please find attached and below our response.  In relation to crimes involving technology in the time period requested we found 6 relevant records.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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.

Attachments

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