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WhatsApp Crimes (1805_17)


“How WhatsApp Messenger / WhatsApp has featured in real cases/incidents for the financial year 2015/2016, and for the financial year 2016/2017”.


You asked for “How WhatsApp has been used in real cases” , we previously advised that we were unable to provide the requested information within the appropriate cost limit and under our duty to assist we offered to provide a keyword search to provide crime figures, which you accepted and response reference 12371/16 provided that information.


In summary, this request for information is a repeat request of FOI ref 12371/16 and we have already provided figures for crimes that relate to a keyword search ‘WhatsApp’, however, in order to assist I am able to provide some further information, please find attached the offence type for each crime and note that the information provided relates to where “WhatsApp” and “WhatsApp Messenger” appear in the summary notes and also note that this information does not take into account any other spelling variation, other than those specified within your request.