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Sexual and Harassment Offences (657A/21)

Request

Please can you answer the following request. The wording is based on responses from other police forces.

Please can you tell me the number of offences in each year since 2016 under ‘sexual offences’ and ‘harassment offences’ where the venue where the offence is recorded to have taken place is ‘educational establishment: school’.

Please give the number of offences for each of the categories below –

Adult abuse of position of trust – cause / incite sexual activity with a boy 13 to 17

Adult abuse of position of trust – cause / incite sexual activity with a girl 13 to 17

Adult abuse position of trust – cause / incite sexual activity with a boy under 13

Adult abuse position of trust – sexual activity with a girl under 13

Adult attempt to engage in sexual communication with a child

Adult meet a girl under 16 years of age following grooming

Assault a boy under 13 by touching

Assault a boy under 13 years of age by penetration with a part of your body / a thing

Assault a female 13 and over by penetration with part of body / a thing

Assault a girl under 13 by penetration with a part of your body / a thing

Assault a girl under 13 by touching

Assault a male 13 or over by penetration with part of body / a thing

Attempt rape of a boy under the age of 13

Attempt sexual assault on a female

Attempt sexual assault on a male person

Attempt to cause a male aged 13 or over to engage in sexual activity – no penetration

Attempt to rape a boy aged 13 / 14 / 15 years of age

Attempt to rape a girl aged 13 / 14 / 15 years of age

Attempt to rape a man aged 16 or over

Attempt to sexually assault a boy under 13 – penetration

Attempt to sexually assault a boy under 13 by touching

Cause / incite a boy 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – offender 18 or over – penetration

Cause / incite a girl 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration – offender under 18

Cause / incite a girl 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – offender 18 or over – penetration

Cause / incite a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration

Cause a child aged 13 to 15 to watch / look at an image of sexual activity – offender 18 or over

Cause a female 13 or over to engage in a non-penetrative sexual activity

Cause a female 13 or over to engage in a penetrative sexual activity

Cause a male 13 or over to engage in a penetrative sexual activity

Conspire to cause / incite a boy aged 13 to 15 to engage in a penetrative sexual activity – offender aged 18 or over

Engage in penetrative sexual activity with a girl 13 to 15 – offender under 18

Engage in penetrative sexual activity with girl under 13 – offender under 18

Engage in sexual communication with a child

Exposure

Indecent assault on a girl under the age of 16 years

Observe a person doing a private act

Offender 18 or over attempt to cause a child aged 13 to 15 to watch / look at an image of sexual activity

Offender 18 or over cause / incite a girl 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration

Offender 18 or over cause a child under 13 to watch / look at an image of sexual activity

Offender 18 or over engage in non-penetrative sexual activity with boy under 13

Offender 18 or over engage in non-penetrative sexual activity with girl 13 to 15

Offender 18 or over engage in non-penetrative sexual activity with girl under 13

Offender 18 or over engage in penetrative sexual activity with a boy 13 to 15

Offender of any age cause / incite a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration

Offender of any age cause / incite a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity – penetration

Offender under 18 cause / incite a boy 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration

Offender under 18 cause / incite a boy 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity- penetration

Offender under 18 cause / incite a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity – penetration

Offender under 18 cause / incite a girl 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – penetration

Offender under 18 cause / incite a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration

Offender under 18 cause / incite a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity – penetration

Offender under 18 cause a child 13 to 15 to watch a sexual act

Offender under 18 cause a child under 13 to watch a sexual act

Offender under 18 engage in non-penetrative sexual activity with a boy 13 to 15

Offender under 18 engage in non-penetrative sexual activity with a boy under 13

Offender under 18 engage in non-penetrative sexual activity with a girl 13 to 15

Offender under 18 engage in non-penetrative sexual activity with a girl under 13

Offender under 18 engage in penetrative sexual activity with boy 13 – 15

Offender under 18 engage in penetrative sexual activity with boy under 13

Operate equipment beneath clothing of another without consent

Rape a boy aged 13 / 14 / 15 years of age

Rape a girl aged 13 / 14 / 15 years of age

Rape a girl under 13

Rape a man 16 or over

Rape a woman 16 years of age or over

Rape of a boy under 13

Record image under clothing to observe another without consent

Sexual activity with a girl 13 to 17 – adult abuse of position of trust

Sexual assault on a female

Sexual assault on a male

Trafficking persons within the United Kingdom for sexual exploitation

Voyeurism – recording a private act

And then they have listed the outcome for each offence under the following categories –

Adult simple caution

Charged

Community resolution

Crime investigated as far as reasonably possible. No suspect identified

Formal action against the offender not in public interest (Police)

Further investigation against a named suspect is not in the public interest – Police decision

Named suspect identified: Evidential difficulties – Victim not supporting action

Named suspect identified: Victim supports action – Evidential difficulties

Named suspect is below the age of criminal responsibility

Named suspect too ill (mentally or physically) to prosecute

Postal requisitioned

Prosecution not in the public interest (CPS) (all offences)

The offender has died (all offences)

Under investigation

Victim declines/unable to support police investigation. No suspect

Victim is aware that further action will be undertaken by another body/ agency

Victim/key witness is dead or too ill to give evidence – named suspect

Youth simple caution

CLARIFICATION

School is not a mandatory recording field on West Midlands Police systems so cannot be searched upon, we are only able to search for educational premises and filter the results for ages 11-17.

Response

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.

Attachments

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