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Revenge Porn (181A/20)

Request

  1. Please could you reveal how many crime reports of “revenge porn” or “image based sexual abuse” or “intimate image abuse” (distributing private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress) have been made since the 23rd March 2020. Please could you break down the numbers by weekly periods, if possible.
  2. Please could you reveal how many people have been charged with the offence of “Revenge Porn” since the 23rd March 2020. Please break down this figure to show how many people received cautions.
  3. Please could you break down the victims of “revenge porn” since the 23rd March 2020 by gender and into the following age groups 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
  4. Please could you provide how many crime reports of “revenge porn” or “image based sexual abuse” or “intimate image abuse” (distributing private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress) have been made in the same complete period as you are able provide for (1) for the years 2019, 2018 and 2017. Please could you break down the victims of “revenge porn” during these periods by gender and into the following age groups 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
  5. Please could you provide how many crime reports of “revenge porn” or “image based sexual abuse” or “intimate image abuse” (distributing private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress) have been made in the last 5 years, broken down by year.

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.

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