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Sexual Offences on Public Buses

Question

1. The number of reported sexual offences that took place on public buses so far in the calendar year up to June 2016, with a summary explanation including but not limited to the age and sex of the victim, the age and sex of the accused, the type of assault that has taken place and the outcome; whether that be charge, conviction or no further action.

2. The same as the above for the full calendar year of 2015.

3. The same as the above for the full calendar year of 2014.

4. The same as the above for the full calendar year of 2013.

Answer

Please find the information attached. I am unable to supply you with the specific ages of the victims and the offenders in each case as to provide this information along with the other details could identify personal information. Instead, age brackets have been provided.

The exemption applicable to this is Section 40(2), third party personal information. This is an Absolute exemption so therefore there is no requirement to conduct a harm or public interest test. Any information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act if it relates to or is supplied by another individual and disclosure of that information would contravene any of the principles of the 1998 Data Protection Act, in this particular case, disclosure of this information would contravene Principles 1 and 2 of the Act, whereby personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and only obtained for one or more specified purpose or purposes.

FOI Ref: 802/16

Date of Request: 08.06.16

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    Last updated: 13 July 2016