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 herehttps://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/386253/count-sexual-november-2014.pdf 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.