Student Offences (4570_15)

Request

1.For each of the calendar years a) 2010, b) 2011, c) 2012, d) 2013, e) 2014 and f) 2015 up to 30th September, please state the total number of the following offences:

Sexual assault of a student

Sexual harassment of a student

Rape of a student

Stalking of a student

2.Please provide a further breakdown of each total in question 1 by academic institution

3 Please provide a further breakdown of each total in question 1 indicating whether the victim was male or female.

4.Please provide a further breakdown of each total in question 1 indicating whether the incident occurred on university property (buildings, campus etc) or away from university premises.

Response

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of 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.

In addition to the attached response West Midlands Police can neither confirm nor deny whether there are any further investigations currently being undertaken which fit the criteria of the request, by virtue of Section 30(3).

This exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/docs/advice-centre/foi/exemptions.pdf

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached.

4570_ATTACHMENT

4570_PIT

 

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