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Child Pornography - Stats

Question

Q1. Between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force given a warning letter to a person suspected of viewing child pornography online (but not arrested them or cautioned them)? 

Q2. Between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force given a warning letter to a person suspected of viewing child pornography online (but not arrested them or cautioned them)?

Q3. Between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force visited the home of a person suspected of viewing child pornography online to warn them about what they are doing (but not arrested them or cautioned them)? 

Q4. Between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force visited the home of a person suspected of viewing child pornography online to warn them about what they are doing (but not arrested them or cautioned them)? 

Q5. Between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force given a caution to a person suspected of viewing child pornography online?

Q6. Between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force given a caution to a person suspected of viewing child pornography online? 

Q7. Between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force arrested someone in connection with allegations of viewing child pornography online? 

Q8. Between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force arrested someone in connection with allegations of viewing child pornography online? 

Q9. Between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force charged someone in connection with allegations of viewing child pornography online? 

Q10. Between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015, how many times has the force charged someone in connection with allegations of viewing child pornography online?

 

Answer

Q1. None 

Q2. None 

Q3. None 

Q4. None 

Q5. 36 Cautions 

Q6. 2 Cautions 

Q7. 465 Arrests 

Q8. 72 Arrests 

Q9. 207 people charged and 47 summonsed to court 

Q10. 21 people and 21 summonsed to court 

Please note that in relation to questions 5 - 10, there is no specific offence for viewing child pornography. The information provided is in relation to the below associated offences. Please also note that an individual may be dealt with by way of a voluntary interview. Therefore the number of outcomes will be greater than the number of arrests.

 

  •   Possess indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph   of a child
  •   Make indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph of a   child
  •   Attempt to distribute an indecent photograph /   pseudo-photograph of a child
  •   Possess a prohibited image of a child
  •   Distribute an indecent photograph /   pseudo-photograph of a child
  •   Take an indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph   of a child
  •   Possess to show / distribute - indecent   photograph / pseudo-photograph of a child
  •   Show an indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph   of a child

 

FOI Reference: 232/16