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Coercive Behaviour and Stalking Arrests Since 2016

Question

1. How many people were arrested under Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 for 'Controlling or Coercive Behaviour in an Intimate or Family Relationship' over the following periods:

1.a. 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016?

1.b. 1 July to 31 December 2016?

1.c. 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017

2. How many people were arrested for 'stalking and harassment' over the following periods:

1.a. 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015?

1.b. 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015?

1.c. January 2016 to 30 June 2016?

1.d. 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016?

1.e. 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017”

3. Please provide a breakdown of the official recorded crime outcomes of the arrests set out above in Q1 and Q2(charged, cautioned, no further action etc.), broken down over those same three periods of time.

Answer

Please see the arrests for offences requested in question 1 and 2 in the below table.

Please note that due to a change in our recording system this is not available prior to 2015.

 

Coercive behaviour

Stalking

Harassment

2016 Jan- June

24

8

479

2016 Jul- Dec

49

12

478

2017 Jan-June

58

16

420

The outcomes where they have been recorded are detailed in the below tables.

The outcomes do not correlate with the arrest figures, this will be in part to some still being under investigation, and also the system may not have been updated with the result.

3.

Coercive behaviour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan - Jun 2016

Jul - Dec 2016

Jan - Jun 2017

OC01 - Charge/Summons

4

15

20

OC02 - Caution - Youths

0

0

0

OC03 - Caution - Adults

0

0

0

OC04 - TIC

0

0

0

OC06 - PND

0

0

0

OC09 - Not in Public Interest (CPS)

0

0

0

OC10 - Not in Public Interest (Pol)

0

1

1

OC12 - Offender too ill

0

0

0

OC13 - Vict/Witness Dead/Ill

0

0

0

OC15 - Sus/Insuff.Evidence

12

12

14

OC16 - Sus/Victim Declines

3

7

11

OC17 - Time Limit Expired

0

0

0

OC18 - No Sus / No Line Enq / Filed

0

1

0

OC19 - No Crime

0

2

0

OC21 - Investig. not in Public Int. (Police)

1

0

1

sum

20

38

47

 

 

 

 

Harassment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan - Jun 2016

Jul - Dec 2016

Jan - Jun 2017

OC01 - Charge/Summons

263

262

227

OC02 - Caution - Youths

2

0

0

OC03 - Caution - Adults

22

25

20

OC04 - TIC

0

0

1

OC06 - PND

1

0

0

OC09 - Not in Public Interest (CPS)

5

1

5

OC10 - Not in Public Interest (Pol)

9

3

3

OC12 - Offender too ill

1

1

0

OC13 - Vict/Witness Dead/Ill

1

0

0

OC15 - Sus/Insuff.Evidence

92

107

77

OC16 - Sus/Victim Declines

27

29

22

OC17 - Time Limit Expired

2

2

0

OC18 - No Sus / No Line Enq / Filed

7

3

1

OC19 - No Crime

5

4

4

OC21 - Investig. not in Public Int. (Police)

4

1

1

sum

441

438

361

 

 

 

 

Stalking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan - Jun 2016

Jul - Dec 2016

Jan - Jun 2017

OC01 - Charge/Summons

3

8

9

OC02 - Caution - Youths

0

0

0

OC03 - Caution - Adults

0

0

2

OC04 - TIC

0

0

0

OC06 - PND

0

0

0

OC09 - Not in Public Interest (CPS)

0

0

0

OC10 - Not in Public Interest (Pol)

0

0

0

OC12 - Offender too ill

0

0

0

OC13 - Vict/Witness Dead/Ill

0

0

0

OC15 - Sus/Insuff.Evidence

4

0

2

OC16 - Sus/Victim Declines

0

2

1

OC17 - Time Limit Expired

0

0

0

OC18 - No Sus / No Line Enq / Filed

0

0

0

OC19 - No Crime

0

0

1

OC21 - Investig. not in Public Int. (Police)

0

0

0

sum

7

10

15

FOI reference: 1116/17.

Date of request: 12.09.17.