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Grooming Offences (880_15)


Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am seeking the following information in relation to Section 15 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

In your constabulary, relating to this act, I would like to how many adult members of the public (over-18s) have either been charged or cautioned by the police for grooming children (under-16s) between January 2012 and January 2015.

I would like this information to be provided on a year-by-year basis. On the Home Office Rules for Counting Crime, the code for the crime is identified as 88A. (See here for the document.)

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and should this prove to be the case I would ask that you release available data as soon as possible rather than hold up the entire request.


Please find attached our response.