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Disclosing Private Sexual Photographs and Films With Intent to Cause Distress Crimes

Question

Please could you provide the numbers of reported cases and outcomes for Disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress (under section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/2/section/33/enacted) for the years  2015, 2016 and 2017 so far where the victim is 18 or over:

1. Cases reported

2. Arrests

3. Cautions given

4. Offenders charged and number of charges

5. Prosecutions

6. Cases marked No Further Action

Clarification received 11th October 2017:

To clarify, yes, I would like the figures for part 6 to be crimes reported (as per part 1) that had No Further Action.

Answer

1. Please see the number of reported crimes of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress in the table below. The data for 2017 is provided to date. 

year

HO Code

count occurrence

 

 

 

2015

008/71

49

 

 

 

2016

008/71

88

 

 

 

2017

008/71

64

 

 

 

2. Please see the number of arrests in the table below. With reference to 2015, due to a change in our recording system, we are unable to provide information previous to 2015. The data for 2017 is provided to date.

arrest year

HO Code

count custody no

2015

008/71

3

2016

008/71

24

2017

008/71

16

3, 4 and 5. Please see the number of cautions, and charges/postal requisitions in the table below. The data prior to November 2015 is not available. The data for 2017 is provided to date. With reference to the number of prosecutions, once an individual is charged, the prosecution process commences.

Caution Disposals

Charge/Reported

Postal Requisition

2015

008/71

1

2

 

2016

008/71

3

12

4

2017

008/71

3

7

4

6. With reference to the number of reports in question 1, please see the number below that did not have a positive outcome (such as a charge, caution or community resolution).

Outcome

2015

2016

2017

OC09 - Not in Public Interest (CPS)

 

1

1

OC10 - Not in Public Interest (Pol)

1

4

7

OC14 - No Suspect / Victim Decline

1

2

4

OC15 – Suspect identified/Insufficient Evidence

2

20

8

OC16 – Suspect identified/Victim Declines

8

31

27

OC18 - No Suspect / No Line Enquiry / Filed

14

9

8

OC20 - Transferred Other Agency

 

1

 

OC21 – Investigation not in Public Int. (Police)

 

2

4

Total

26

70

59

FOI reference: 1143/17.

Date of request: 19.09.17.