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Sexual Offences Committed at Schools

Question

  • The number of sexual offences reported to have taken place in an education establishment* in the force’s area in the calendar year 2013​The number of sexual offences reported to have taken place in an education establishment* in the force’s area in the calendar year 2014
  • ​The number of sexual offences reported to have taken place in an education establishment* in the force’s area in the calendar year 2015
  • ​The number of sexual offences reported to have taken place in an education establishment* in the force’s area in the calendar year 2016 up to September 1
  • For each, please list alleged offence- ie, assault, rape, etc
  • For each, please list outcome- person prosecuted, community order, no action taken
  • For each, please give the name of establishment

 *education establishment refers to a school, college or university

Answer

I regret to advise you that although we hold the information you have asked for, your request is refused because we estimate that the cost of compliance would exceed the cost limits under the Act which is currently set at £450 or 18 staff hours work.  This letter represents a Refusal Notice under the Act.

This is because the information requested is now recorded on a new recording system. This system does not record location type therefore the information is not held in an electronically retrievable way. With over 10,000 records since 2013 to manually review it would take considerably longer than 18 hours to comply. In order to retrieve some information we could do a word search for the terms ‘school’, ‘college’ and ‘university’, however this would not reflect accurate figures so an extensive review of these records would also be required.  This is also estimated to take over 18 hours.

FOI reference: 1114/16

Date of request 02.09.16.