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Crimes for Possession, distribution or Production of Indecent Images of Children

Question

1. How many recorded crimes have there been for the possession, distribution or production of indecent images of children over the last three calendar years?

3. Can you also break these down into gender of the accused, as well as age range from 18-20, 21-30,31-40,41-50,51-60,61-70, etc.

2. Could you please break down the figures for each offence over the last three calendar years, as well as giving their outcomes

Answer

In respect of question 1 please find the information in the table below:

 

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

086/02

Distribute an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child (recordable)

17

14

Make indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child (recordable)

12

3

Possess to show/distribute - indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child (recordable)

1

Take/make/distribute indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs, of children

9

Take or to make indecent photographs or pseudo- photographs, of   children

55

39

65

52

086/10

Possession of an indecent or pseudo-photograph of a child

20

27

50

27

086/15

Possessing prohibited images of children

3

3

12

7

 

Sum:

78

69

157

112

 

In respect of question 2 please find the information attached (756 Q2). The table shows the outcome for each offence.

It may be helpful to explain that suspects can be arrested and charged with an offence or interviewed and a summons to court provided (postal requisition – summons) depending on the individual circumstances.

In respect of question 3 please find the information attached (756 Q3). Please note there may be more than one suspect or prosecuted person to any one crime and the table shows the outcome for each suspect or offender.

FOI Ref: 756/16

Date of Request 26.05.16

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