Over the last five years, how many reported incidents of stalking have there been?
Of those who reported this, how many complaints were made by the same individuals?
Where any of these individuals fined for wasting police time?
If so, how many?
Please find our response below.
- Over the last five years, how many reported incidents of stalking have there been?
2014 = 184
2015 = 233
2016 = 304
2017 = 345
2018 = 504
- Of those who reported this, how many complaints were made by the same individuals?
78 people have reported more than 1 stalking offence
- Where any of these individuals fined for wasting police time? If so, how many?
We are unable to determine whether any of these individuals were fined for wasting police time specifically in relation to reports of stalking, this would be for everything.
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