Malicious Communications (275A/22)
From a previous Foi request, you have answered the following question.
How many reports of Malicious and Offensive Communications have been made to your force in the policing year 2020/21 where the victims have been under the age of 18?
|Send communication/article conveying a threatening message||1023|
|Send communication/article conveying indecent/grossly offensive message||281|
|Send communication/article whole/part of an indecent/grossly offensive nature||46|
|Disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress||21|
|Send communication/article conveying false information||20|
Please could you let me know the answer to the same question but those over 18?
For both under and over 18, could you let me know what the outcome was – charge, imprisonment, NFA etc
Clarification received 28/02/2022:
For clarification, my question is …
How many reports of Malicious and Offensive Communications have been made to your force in the policing year 2020/21 where the victims have been over the age of 18?
Clarification received 25/03/2022:
Please find enclosed my FOI request. I have reworded it as per your terminology.
How many people were arrested for alleged offences under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988?
Of the people arrested for alleged offences under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 how many were subsequently charged?
Of the people arrested for alleged offences under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 how many were subsequently charged who were 18 and over and under 18?
|Year||Total||Charged||18 and over||Under 18|
Please find attached our response.
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.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.