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Cases of Revenge Porn in 2015/16 by Outcome

Question

Please can you provide figures on the number of cases of revenge porn reported to the force in the year 2015/16.

Please can you also include the following information:

(a) The crime outcome (no action, charge, caution etc) of the offences as well as the number of offences where the victim did not support or withdrew support for police action

(b) The number of victims under the age of 18

(c) The gender of the victim

Answer

During 2015/2016 we recorded a total of 73 offences of disclosure of private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress. Ten of the victims were male and 61 were female. The gender of one of the victims is not recorded. A total of 21 of the victims were under the age of 18 years.

Please see the table below for the outcomes:

Current Classification Outcome

Count

Charged/Summons

10

Caution

2

Community resolution

2

Formal action not in public interest (Police decision)

1

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

2

Police decision - Victim supports/Evidential difficulties Suspect Identified

6

CPS decision - Victim supports/Evidential difficulties Suspect Identified

1

Evidential difficulties - Victim not supporting - Named suspect Identified

18

No suspect - Filed pending further information

8

No crime - (Sufficient additional verifiable information)

1

No crime - crime already recorded

5

No crime - recorded in error

1

Other agency dealing

1

Awaiting outcome classification

10

Under Investigation

4

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

1

Total

73

FOI reference: 952/16.

Date of request: 22.07.16.