Sexual Offences (632/17)


For the requested time period, the number of sexual offences where the location type was Nightclub, Off Licence or Public House broken, down by year and gender, are you able to include how many were rapes and sexual assaults.

Also, could you please provide the total number of arrests made in connection with a sexual offence at these location types during the same period, Jan 1st 2012- Dec 31st 2016? -So not necessarily how many reports from Part A of my request led to an arrest, just the total number of arrests in relation to reports of a sexual offence at the location type, broken down by year?


Please find attached our response. Please note as previously stated: In relation to arrests we do not have a location type in our arrest database. Many of our arrests are made some time after the offence has been recorded, in some case years later, so we would be unable to match this data with that from our crimes database.

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.



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