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Modern Day Slavery (697A/21)

Request

  1.    How many crimes were recorded under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, involving sexual exploitation, for each of the last 3 financial years?
  1. 2018-19
  2. 2019-20
  3. 2020-21
  4. 2.    How many of the crimes identified in Question 1, involved any potential victims recorded as being Romanian nationals, in each of the last 3 financial years?
  1. 2018-19
  2. 2019-20
  3. 2020-21
  4. 3.    How many of the crimes identified in Question 2 involved online adverts from Adult Services Websites? If necessary, please do a keyword search for the terms ‘Adult Services Website’, ‘ASW’, ‘Adultworks’ and ‘Vivastreet’. Please give a figure per year for each of the last 3 financial years.
  1. 2018-19
  2. 2019-20
  3. 2020-21 4. Of the crimes identified in Question 2, how many involved potential Romanian victims recorded as being under the age of 18? Please give a figure per year for each of the last 3 financial years. In each year, if possible please provide the age of the youngest potential victim.
  1. 2018-19
  2. 2019-20
  3. 2020-21

Response

Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format. In relation to question 2 and 4 as we don’t record victim nationality. To try and locate this information, each crime report would need to be located and retrieved and the summary read to see if the nationality is mentioned within this summary.

Therefore the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request

However, In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide information in relation to Question 1 and 3.

This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#fees-and-charges

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