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Arrests Under Communications Act

Question

Could you please provide the count of arrests under Section 127 of the Communications Act where the circumstances of the arrest indicate that the communication type was online (e.g. email, internet, Facebook, Twitter) for the years 2010 to 2015 respectively?

Additionally, can you provide details on the number of defendants prosecuted for offences under Section 127 of the Communications Act in 2010 to 2015?

I would prefer a breakdown per year.

If all statistics for 2015 is not yet available, please provide as much as is available to date.

Answer

Please find the information in the table below:

Please note, we have used the “Circumstances of Arrest” to see if the internet was used. Some further cases might also have included the internet, but without this being recorded in this manner therefore this information may not be 100% accurate and may not be suitable for comparison with other Forces. 

Year

Arrests

Prosecutions

2010

6

1

2011

4

2

2012

7

2

2013

8

4

2014

9

4

2015

8

3

 

FOI Reference: 004/16