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Non-contact Sex Offences (1162A/21)


Please can you provide information about non-contact sex offences.

The offences I would like information on are:

  1. 88/9 exposure
  2. 88/10 voyeurism
  3. 88/12 additional voyeurism (up-skirting)

Please provide information for each of these offences, broken down by year from 2015 to present.

Please provide figures for the number of these offences reported / recorded – and figures for the outcomes of these offences.

For example:

Caution – youth

Caution – adult

Closed – no suspect identified

Closed – victim does not support action


Crime cancelled / no-crime (with reason).

If more convenient – I am happy for you to provide these details by outcome type numbers 1-22 where appropriate (eg Type 3 – adult caution – as per outcomes framework).

If possible, please additionally provide a monthly breakdown for the most recent 12 months for A. (exposure offences).

If possible to also provide this information for offences recorded as outraging public decency – but which were reported as ‘flashing’ or ‘indecent exposure’ – that would be very helpful.


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.