1) How many sexual harassment claims have been made against members of your police force over the last six years (2013,2014,2015,2016,2017, 2018 so far), with a breakdown for each year. Please also break this down by claims made against a) police officers and b) police staff
Please say whether the complaint was made by a) member of the public b) police officer/ member of staff
I would also be grateful if you could indicate the seniority of the staff member eg if a police officer, are they a sergeant/ chief inspector/ superintenden2) Of the complaints per year, how many were made against a) men and how many against b) women. Please break this down by year and also by claims made against a) police officers and b) police staff
3) What outcome/decisions were taken as a result of each these complaints/claims. Please break this down by year and by outcome for a) police officer and b) police staff
Please find attached 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.