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Kerb Crawling offences (21615_18)


1) The number of arrests and the Disposal of the arrest for the following two offences over the last ten years? (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.) 

A) Arrests for kerb-crawling each year. 

B) Soliciting (selling) prostitution in public.


Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/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.

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.



Soliciting Disposal Code Grand Total
Years Arrest Only Cautioned Charged Insufficient Evidence No Further Action Pending
2008 3 31 42 1 13   90
2009   135 104   33   272
2010   60 43   23 1 127
2011   18 7   3   28
2012   2 18   1   21
2013   2 12   2   16
2014     2   2   4
2015     2   1   3
2018         1   1
Grand Total 3 248 230 1 79 1 562

Kerb Crawling


Kerb Crawling Disposal Code Grand Total
*Years Cautioned Charged No Further Action Pending
2010 6 2 5   13
2012     1   1
2014       1 1
Grand Total 6 2 6 1 15

* Where information hasn’t been supplied, for example within Kerb Crawling some years are not listed. This means we do not have any recorded information for those years.