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Sex Offences (9471/19)


  1. How many arrests the force has carried out in relation to sex work/prostitution offences, including but not limited to:
  • Loitering or Soliciting for Prostitution •Keeping a Brothel •Paying for Sexual Services •“Kerb Crawling”
  • Advertising – Placing of Adverts in Telephone Boxes •Advertising – Placing of Advertisements in Newspapers •Exploitation of Prostitution – Causing or Inciting Prostitution for Gain: Section 52 Sexual Offences Act

2003 •Controlling Prostitution for Gain: Section 53 Sexual Offences Act

2003 •Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Section 2 Modern Slavery Act

2015 •Sexual Exploitation of Children •’Sex for Rent’ Arrangements and Advertisements

For each offence description listed, I would like to know the number of arrests for each year, broken down for 2015/16/17/18/19 respectively.


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.

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.


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