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Date published - 25/01/2019

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Information Rights Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,

Woburn Road, Kempston,

Bedford, MK43 9AX

Telephone: 01234 842547


24th January 2019

Our Ref: FOI2018/07331

Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Ref No: FOI2018/07331

I write in connection with your request for information received on 26th December. I note you seek access to the following information:

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

1) How many criminal reports were made in the last five years (2018*, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 set out below? *up to the latest date you have recordings for*

Please break this down by year and say which section was invoked.

Section 47 – Paying for sexual services of a child
Section 48 – Causing or inciting sexual exploitation of a child
Section 49 – Controlling a child in relation to sexual exploitation
Section 50 – Arranging or facilitating sexual exploitation of a child
Section 51A – Soliciting
Section 52 – Causing or inciting prostitution for gain
Section 53 – Controlling prostitution for gain
Section 53A – Paying for sexual services of a prostitute subjected to force etc.

2) How many of these reports resulted in cautions and charges? Please break this down by year.

3. How many reports have been made within your service area in the last five years (2018*,2017,2016,2015,2014) in respect of the offence of keeping a brothel used for prostitution under section 33A of the Sexual Offences Act 1956? Please break this down by year.

I am required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published and therefore, in the public domain without caveat.

Following enquiries within the Constabulary please see our response below.

Please see attached document Annexe A.

The numerical data presented in this response is an un-audited snapshot of un-published data sourced from "live" systems and is subject to the interpretation of the original request by the individual extracting the data. Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely

Karen Kennedy

Information Rights

Cambridgeshire Constabulary provides you the right to request an independent review of this response under its review procedure. If you require such a review you must notify us within two months from the date of this letter. After lodging a complaint with Cambridgeshire Constabulary if you are still dissatisfied with the decision you may make an application to the Information Commissioner. For information on how to make a complaint please visit their website at concerns or contact them on 0303 123 1113

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