Disclosure Details

Sex offences - 1014/16

Dated: 12 Oct 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 21 September  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:

1. For each calendar year from 2011, please break down the total number of recorded sex crimes against children at schools in your area by:

a) Gender of victim(s)

b) Age of victim (s)

c) Age of perpetrator (s)

d) Type of crime, e.g.  rape, sexual assault, sexual activity with a child, exposure, abuse of trust, voyeurism and sexual grooming 

2. For each calendar year since 2011, please break down the total number of recorded sex crimes committed by children of school age against other children of school age by:

a) Age of perpetrator(s) 

b) Age of victim(s). 

By 'children' I mean anyone under the age of 18.

By 'crimes against children at schools' I mean crimes that have taken place inside Northumbria schools.

By 'of school age' I mean anyone aged 3-18  


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.

Please note there are a number of historic offences included in this list. The age at time of offence has been used.

Please also note that this information has been presented in a way which avoids the use of exemptions to withhold. 

With the above in mind please see the attached.

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 1014-16