Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
Woburn Road, Kempston,
Bedford, MK43 9AX
Telephone: 01234 842547
10th October 2019
REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2019/06009
I write in connection with your request for information received on 17th September. I note you seek access to the following information:
My request is regarding crimes involving the dating app Grindr
For the period between (and including) August 2016 and August 2019, could you please specify:
• The number of recorded crimes mentioning the word “Grindr”
• The category of the crime – eg, assault, rape, burglary, robbery, etc
• A brief note of the nature of the crime – ie, what happened? What is the link to Grindr?
• The date of each crime
• The outcome of each crime – eg, charge, no further action, etc
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.
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.
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