Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me how many cautions were given in 2013 for sex offences and break them down into how many for each individual charges, ie rape, sexual assault, possessing indecent images of children, exposure, voyeurism. Please can you repeat the question for the years 2012 and 2011.
Police forces in the United Kingdom are routinely required to provide crime statistics to government bodies and the recording criteria are set nationally. However, the systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the crime data. It should be noted that for these reasons this force’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other response you may receive.