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Online Harassment - Statistics

Question

  1. How many people have been charged (proceeded against) as a result of online harassment in the last five years, broken down annually
  2. How many people have been charged (proceeded against) as a result of online harassment on Twitter in the last five years, broken down annually
  3. How many people have been charged (proceeded against) as a result of online harassment on Facebook in the last five years, broken down annually 
  4. How many people have been arrested as a result of online harassment in the last five years, broken down annually
  5. How many people have been fined as a result of online harassment in the last five years, broken down annually, and how much they were fined

 

Answer

We do hold the information requested, except for question 5. Please find the responses to question s 1-4 below. 

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Charged   (proceeded against) - ALL

106

107

86

116

128

Charged   (proceeded against) – Twitter mentioned in charge

0

1

0

1

0

Charged   (proceeded against) Facebook mentioned in charge

6

4

5

13

6

Arrests*

254

254

228

277

219

*Please note that the arrests include those proceeded against

 

FOI Reference: 602/16