Disclosure Details

Arrests - 652/16

Dated: 22 Jun 2016

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act') 

Thank you for your e mail dated 27 May 2016 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

The number of arrests, and the outcomes of such arrests, from 01/01/2012 to date for:

1. Loitering or soliciting in a street or public place for the purposes of offering services as a prostitute. 

2. Soliciting for prostitution (Home Office offence codes 167/01 and 167/02)

3. Causing or inciting prostitution for gain (Home Office offence code 24/17)

4. Controlling prostitution for gain (Home Office offence code 24/18)

5. Keeping a brothel (Home Office offence code 24/19)

Please provide the age and gender of each suspect, if held.

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes. 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.


FOI 652-16