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Reported Revenge Pornography


1) Please can you give me details of how many crime reports of "revenge porn" (distributing a private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress) have been made to your force since the law was introduced in April 2015? 

2) Please could you release figures on how many people have been charged or cautioned during the same period. Please could you include information on how many investigations are ongoing?


1. Between April 2015 to 31st March 2016, Avon and Somerset Constabulary recorded 72 reports of disclosure of private photographs and films with intent to cause distress. 

2. 13 people have been charged, 1 person has been cautioned and 2 investigations are ongoing.

FOI Reference: 603/16