Sexual Offences / Harassment (13175_17)

Request

1.How many ”sexual offences” crimes (defined under the Sexual Offences Act 2003) were reported to your force each month over the last 5 years? Please give a monthly breakdown of the number of reported crimes of this type, per month, from December 2012-November 2017 (to date)

2. How many crimes of “harassment” (defined under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997) were reported to your force each month over the last 5 years? Please give a monthly breakdown of the number of reported crimes of this type, per month, from December 2012-November 2017 (to date)

And if within time/budget

Please identify within answer 1) the number of reported rapes per month over the 5 year period, and the number of reported sexual assaults per month over the 5 year period.

Response

Please find enclosed 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.

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.

1.How many ”sexual offences” crimes (defined under the Sexual Offences Act 2003) were reported to your force each month over the last 5 years? Please give a monthly breakdown of the number of reported crimes of this type, per month, from December 2012-November 2017 (to date)

Please see Table 1.

 2 How many crimes of “harassment” (defined under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997) were reported to your force each month over the last 5 years? Please give a monthly breakdown of the number of reported crimes of this type, per month, from December 2012-November 2017 (to date)

 Please see Table 2.

 And if within time/budget:

 Please identify within answer 1) the number of reported rapes per month over the 5 year period, and the number of reported sexual assaults per month over the 5 year period.

Please see Table 1.

Table 1.

 

The total of Sexual Offences, Rape and Sexual Assault broken down by month for the last 5 years.

 

*It is important to note the other Sexual Offences, are those offences that are recorded as Sexual Offence but do not fall within the category of Sexual Assault or Rape.

Month and Year All  Rape Offences All Sexual Assault Offences *Other Sexual Offence (other than Rape/ Sexual assault Offences) Total Sexual Offences
Dec-12 55 78 16 149
Jan-13 55 78 18 151
Feb-13 53 97 12 162
Mar-13 66 127 25 218
Apr-13 60 99 13 172
May-13 58 100 16 174
Jun-13 72 120 26 218
Jul-13 70 115 25 210
Aug-13 67 106 30 203
Sep-13 68 82 20 170
Oct-13 63 103 13 179
Nov-13 69 119 13 201
Dec-13 75 111 10 196
Jan-14 91 116 25 232
Feb-14 91 103 14 208
Mar-14 104 141 10 255
Apr-14 97 99 17 213
May-14 89 108 17 214
Jun-14 90 118 10 218
Jul-14 103 134 21 258
Aug-14 81 98 23 202
Sep-14 107 150 14 271
Oct-14 121 122 20 263
Nov-14 125 137 20 282
Dec-14 110 121 6 237
Jan-15 111 133 18 262
Feb-15 104 113 26 243
Mar-15 134 148 28 310
Apr-15 109 109 28 246
May-15 133 163 19 315
Jun-15 113 153 22 288
Jul-15 120 152 13 285
Aug-15 109 141 23 273
Sep-15 134 153 15 302
Oct-15 140 172 18 330
Nov-15 114 166 19 299
Dec-15 132 155 11 298
Jan-16 136 189 14 339
Feb-16 125 155 23 303
Mar-16 132 173 26 331
Apr-16 153 142 32 327
May-16 138 173 23 334
Jun-16 111 156 19 286
Jul-16 130 176 17 323
Aug-16 127 113 13 253
Sep-16 141 173 30 344
Oct-16 147 181 20 348
Nov-16 164 168 26 358
Dec-16 148 172 25 345
Jan-17 166 161 24 351
Feb-17 137 148 28 313
Mar-17 197 189 36 422
Apr-17 177 171 27 375
May-17 239 204 33 476
Jun-17 268 226 33 527
Jul-17 194 222 22 438
Aug-17 180 202 34 416
Sep-17 190 196 39 425
Oct-17 243 210 44 497
Nov-17 146 163 33 342
Grand Total 7282 8603 1295 17180

 

 

Table 2.

 

The Total of Harassment Offences, broken down by month for the last 5 years.

 

Month and Year Total of all Harassment Offences
Dec-12 249
Jan-13 248
Feb-13 255
Mar-13 286
Apr-13 264
May-13 307
Jun-13 292
Jul-13 310
Aug-13 320
Sep-13 309
Oct-13 285
Nov-13 303
Dec-13 271
Jan-14 285
Feb-14 285
Mar-14 344
Apr-14 334
May-14 359
Jun-14 363
Jul-14 404
Aug-14 350
Sep-14 335
Oct-14 379
Nov-14 357
Dec-14 362
Jan-15 394
Feb-15 371
Mar-15 392
Apr-15 386
May-15 354
Jun-15 311
Jul-15 327
Aug-15 305
Sep-15 274
Oct-15 303
Nov-15 287
Dec-15 259
Jan-16 317
Feb-16 293
Mar-16 258
Apr-16 272
May-16 272
Jun-16 319
Jul-16 317
Aug-16 281
Sep-16 278
Oct-16 324
Nov-16 289
Dec-16 255
Jan-17 268
Feb-17 240
Mar-17 238
Apr-17 233
May-17 335
Jun-17 355
Jul-17 388
Aug-17 325
Sep-17 363
Oct-17 352
Nov-17 248
Grand Total 18639

 

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