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Stalking (1808A/21)


1. The total number of stalking allegations that have been received by your police force for each month between Jan 2017 December 2021 (Jan – Dec).

  • I would like this broken down by gender of complainant for each month – and gender of alleged perpetrator. 

2. The total number of arrests that have been made by your police force for stalking for the years 2017-2021 (Jan-Dec)

  • If held, I would like this broken down by gender of the individual arrested for each month

3a) The number of Non-molestation orders your police force have applied to the CPS for between Jan 2017- Dec 2021 broken down by year

3b) Of these, how many applications were used in crimes relating to stalking

4a) Of the non-molestation orders applied for in 3a – how many were granted by the CPS.

4b) Of these, how many were in relation to stalking offences.

5a) Since Stalking Protection Orders were brought in in Jan 2020 – how many SPO applications has your police force made – broken down by year.

5b) Of those, how many of those have been granted by the CPS

6a) Since 2017 how many reports of online harassment has your police force received – broken down by year

6b) Of those, how many relate to stalking offences


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide all of this information within the appropriate (cost) limit under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

However, although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded (see attached file 1808A_21_attachment.pdf). I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

Additionally, with regard to questions 3a, 3b, 4a and 4b, we hold no specific recorded information. The Police nor the CPS apply for or grant non-molestation orders so this data doesn’t exist. Non-molestation orders are applied for by victim/their legal representatives directly to the courts, therefore you might wish to direct your request to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).