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Child Sexual Abuse (1274A/20)

Request

Please would you let me know how many victims of child sexual abuse your force dealt with between 1 July-31 Dec 2020 inclusive?

I would like the figures broken down into:

  1. age group e.g. 0-10; 11-17 or whichever way your service breaks down the age groups.
  2. gender.
  3. racial/ethnic groups of victims e.g. white; Indian; Pakistani; Bangladeshi; African; Caribbean or whichever way your service breaks down the racial/ethnic groups.

I would also like to know how many perpetrators were arrested and ended up being charged or sent to court as a result of your investigations between 1 July-31 Dec 2020 inclusive.

I would like the figures broken down into:

  1. age group e.g. 0-10; 11-17; 18-30; 31-40; 41-50; 51-60; 61-70; 70-plus or whichever way your service breaks down the age groups.
  2. gender.
  3. racial/ethnic groups of suspects e.g. white; Indian; Pakistani; Bangladeshi; African; Caribbean or whichever way your service breaks down the racial/ethnic groups.

Response

Please find attached (1274A_20.pdf). Data are correct as at 11 January 2021.

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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