1) How many criminal reports were made in the last five years (2018*, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 set out below? *up to the latest date you have recordings for*
Please break this down by year and say which section was invoked.
Section 47 ¿ Paying for sexual services of a child
Section 48 ¿ Causing or inciting sexual exploitation of a child
Section 49 ¿ Controlling a child in relation to sexual exploitation
Section 50 ¿ Arranging or facilitating sexual exploitation of a child
Section 51A ¿ Soliciting
Section 52 ¿ Causing or inciting prostitution for gain
Section 53 ¿ Controlling prostitution for gain
Section 53A ¿ Paying for sexual services of a prostitute subjected to force etc.
2) How many of these reports resulted in cautions and charges? Please break this down by year.
- How many reports have been made within your service area in the last five years (2018*,2017,2016,2015,2014) in respect of the offence of keeping a brothel used for prostitution under section 33A of the Sexual Offences Act 1956? Please break this down by year.
Please find attached our response.
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.