Indecent Images (2826_16)


For 2015, please could you provide the number of


  1. a) arrests
  2. b) cautions


for making/producing/distributing indecent images of children (under section 1 of the PCA 1978


Year Arrest Caution
2012 153 5
2013 128 3
2014 118 4
2015 116 3





*Statistics in relation to Home Office code 86 / 2 –  photographs or pseudo- photographs, of children under Section 1 Protection of Children Act 1978 *


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.


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