Disclosure Details

Female Sexual Offending - 283/12

Dated: 30 Jul 2015

Date of request:   14/03/2012

Date of response:   13/04/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 14 March 2012 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 by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

"Further to the below, i have experienced some difficulty in terms of receipt of this information from other forces regarding the amount of time it will take to collate the information. In view of this, if it will make matters easier, i can amend my timeframes to January 2010-December 2010 and January 2011-December 2011 for my questions raised, rather than for the 5 year timeframe originally requested."

Date range:- 
 January 2007 – December 2007 
 January 2008 – December 2008 
 January 2009 – December 2009 
 January 2010 – December 2010 
 January 2011 – December 2011 
Over this 5 year period, can you confirm: -

  1. How many women were arrested for sexual offences?

  2. How many women were charged with sexual offences?

  3. If the answers from 1 and 2 differ, what was the outcome if not charged?

  4. Of those charged, what was the outcome at court? i.e not guilty or guilty.

  5. If guilty, what was the sentence imposed?

  6. Date of offence

  7. Details of the offence, i.e. what were they specifically arrested for or charged with?

  8. Age/age range of the offender

  9. Nationality of the offender

  10. Relationship between offender and victim

  11. Nationality of the victim

  12. Age/age range of the victim

  13. Sex of the victim

  14. Are any women recorded as having more than one conviction for sexual offending?

In response:

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 have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Please note this has been presented so as not to attract any exemptions under the Act, and will therefore not be broken down further.

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via the Disclosure Log.  The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.  The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.  I have provided the relevant link below:-


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.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us underour complaints procedure which can be found at:http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act. 


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