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Revenge Porngraphy Crimes Since April 2015

Question

1. Please could you reveal how many crime reports of "revenge porn" (distributing a private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress) have been made to your force since the new law was introduced in April 2015. 

2. Please could you reveal how many people have been charged with the offence of "revenge porn" during the same period. Please breakdown this figure to show how many charged people received cautions.  

3. Please could you break down the number of people charged with the offence of "revenge porn" by gender and into the following age groups 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30- 39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. 

4. Please could you break down the victims of the offence of "revenge porn" by gender and into the following age groups 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. 

5. Please could you reveal what action has been taken once convicted of revenge porn. 

Answer

There have been 211 crime reports of ‘disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress’ since April 2015.

Please see the tables below for our response to Q2-5: 

Breakdown of charges/cautions 

Cautions

Charges

7

32

Breakdown of individuals charged by gender 

Individuals Charged Gender

Count of charges

Female

4

Male

28

Total

32

Breakdown of individuals charged by age 

No. reported crimes of ‘Disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress’

Age

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

Total

Total

6

13

10

3

32

Breakdown by victim age

No. reported crimes of ‘Disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress’

Victim   Age

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

Unknown

Total

Total

74

86

26

9

5

11

211

Breakdown by victim gender

Victim Gender

Count of Occurrences

Female

162

Male

34

unknown

15

Total

211

Breakdown of convictions

Year

Convictions

2015/16

10

2016/17

12

2017/18*

6

* 2017/18 covers all convictions finalised up to 31/08/2017.

Accurate sentencing information is held by the courts and you may wish to approach them directly for this information.

FOI reference: 966/17.

Date of request: 08.08.17.