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Controlling or Coercive Behaiour

Question

Since controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship became a criminal offence under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015, from the 29th December 2015 to date (10th June): 

1. How many people have been arrested under Section 76 of the act?

2. Of those arrested under Section 76 of the act, please provide the outcome? E.g. charged, cautioned etc.

3. Please could you provide a breakdown of the gender and age of the offenders in each case?

4. Please could you provide a breakdown of the gender and age of the victims in each case?

5. Since 29th December 2015 to date (10th June 2016) how many successful convictions has the force had under Section 76 of the act? 

6. Could you also please provide details as to whether the alleged incident took place in an intimate personal relationship or were family members?

Answer

Q1.

21 people have been arrested under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act since 29 December 2015. 

Q2.

15 released without charge

4 charged

2 on bail, investigations ongoing.

 

Q3.

Please find the information in the tables below:

 

Gender

No. of individual’s arrested

Male

19

Female

2

 

Age

Age of individual arrested

21

1

24

1

27

1

31

1

32

1

34

1

36

1

39

2

41

1

42

1

47

2

49

3

50

2

51

1

52

1

65

1


 

Q4.

Please find the information in the tables below:

Gender

No. of victims

Male

3

Female

18

 

Age

No. of victims

16

1

26

1

28

2

33

4

34

1

36

1

38

2

39

1

43

2

44

1

49

1

51

1

52

1

55

1

73

1

 

Q5.

Of the 4 cases charged there have been 2 successful convictions and 2 cases are still ongoing.

 

Q6.

Nature of relationship

Arrestees

Intimate personal

18

Family

3

Please note this information has been taken from the information recorded in the individual arrest or crime record.

 

FOI Ref: 810/16

Date of Request: 10.06.16