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Revenge Porn (486A/20)

Request

How many underage victims of revenge porn were reported to your force in the last year? How many underage people were suspects of revenge porn offences in the last year? What was the average age of both groups?

Also- what were the charges to the suspect and the statute used to charge the suspect. Is this crime classified as a child abuse as well as revenge porn?

Clarification: underage is under 18

Revenge porn:  “Disclose private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress “

Last year: between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019

Response

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.

Attachments

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