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Dating Apps (635A/23)


Please provide this information for the following years: 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

 For all crimes reported between 2019 – 2022 that include the word “Grindr” (referring to the dating app only) AND whereby the alleged victim of the offence was under the age of 18, I would like to request whether any individuals were:

(a) charged (and if so, for what?),

(b) sentenced (and if so, for how long?).

If a trial took place, I would like to request the date/time of the trial, at which court it was held (and court number).


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

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