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Reports of Crime with a Cyber Tag

Question

1. Please disclose the number of reported crimes given an “online” flag since April 2015. (My understanding is that an “online” flag is mandatory but if it is a “cyber” flag please disclose these).

2. Please provide a breakdown showing the type of crime reported which was given an “online” flag since April 2015. For example the HO offence category description.

3. Where known and if within the cost limit, please provide the outcome of the report - suspect charged, caution etc.

4. If within the cost limits, please disclose the total number of reported crimes given an “online” (or “cyber") flag between March 31, 2014, to March 31, 2015.

Answer

1. Since 1st April 2015 we have identified 1,422 reported crimes with a ‘cyber tag’.

2. Please find a breakdown below:

Current   Offence Group

 Count

Criminal Damage

6

Fraud Forgery

26

Other Offences

216

Sexual Offences

88

Theft And Handling Stolen Goods

21

Violence Against The Person

1,065

3. Please find the information below:

Current Classification Outcome

Count

Charged

27

Postal Requisition (summons)

11

Conditional Caution

1

Caution - Adult

8

Caution - Adult conditional

10

Penalty notice for disorder

2

Community resolution

9

Adult restorative disposal

4

Youth restorative disposal

4

No further action - Not in the public interest (CPS Decision)

5

No further action -  Formal action not in public interest (Police decision)

81

Victim declines/unable to identify offender - Named suspect not Identified

98

Police decision - Victim supports/Evidential difficulties Suspect Identified

124

CPS decision - Victim supports/Evidential difficulties Suspect Identified

57

Evidential difficulties - Victim not supporting - Named suspect Identified

358

Prosecution time limit expired

2

No suspect - Investigation complete - Filed pending further information

261

Other agency dealing

6

Taken into consideration

1

Child under 10 years

1

Undetected/Filed

181

Under investigation/Pending outcome classification

157

Investigation supports action against suspect - Police decide not in public interest

13

In relation to those crimes with an outcome of ‘time limit expired’, there is a six month time period in which to carry out investigations. In the majority of these cases, the expiration of these time limits can be explained by reasons such as the victim not reporting the incident to the police until after the six month time limit had expired.

FOI reference: 868/16.

Date of request: 30.06.16.