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Sexual Offences at Schools (953A/21)


Original request:

Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me how many sexual offences have been reported between 1 January 2016 and the present day (21st June 2021) where the location recorded was a school and both the perpetrator and victim were under 18.

Please list the type of sexual offence, the year it took place, the outcome (e.g. charged, named suspect and victim supports action but evidential difficulties) and the age of both the victim and the perpetrator.

Refined request received 01/07/2021:

Please proceed using the marker ‘educational establishment’


Please find attached our response and note that due to a major change in West Midlands Police recording systems, the information that you have requested for the entire period (1 January 2016 – 21 June 2021) cannot be retrieved. Therefore, unfortunately, we are unable to provide this to you. We have instead searched for and provided information up until 31 March 2021.

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.