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Malicious Communications Charges Since 2015

Question

How many people have been charged with malicious communication in the last three years? 

How many of these 'malicious communication' charges were as a result of abuse made online?” 

Answer

Due to a change in our recording system we are only able to provide data since November 2015. Data previous to this is no longer available.

Below is a table showing the number of charges, broken down by year and type of communication used.

Communication Type

2015

2016

2017

Grand Total

Facebook

5

5

Facebook Messenger

1

5

1

7

Letter

3

3

Telephone

1

21

7

29

Text

15

3

18

Whatsapp

3

3

Grand Total

2

52

11

65

FOI reference: 557/17.

Date of request: 25.04.17.