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Engaging children into sexual activity or grooming (1036.2017-18)

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Request:

Q1 How many crimes were recorded by the force in the listed years below relating to the offence of ‘attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity’? 

Q2) How many PPA (people proceeded against) were recorded by the force for the offence ‘attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity’? 

Q3) How many of those cases in Q2 used evidence supplied by so called Paedophile Hunters? 

Q4) How many crimes were recorded by the force in the listed years below relating to the offence of ‘causing a child to watch sexual activity’? 

Q5) How many PPA (people proceeded against) were recorded by the force for the offence of ‘causing a child to watch sexual activity’? 

Q6) How many of those cases in Q5 used evidence supplied by so called Paedophile Hunters? 

Q7) How many crimes were recorded by the force in the listed years below relating to the offence of ‘attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming’? 

Q8) How many PPA (people proceeded against) were recorded by the force for the offence of ‘attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming’? 

Q9) How many of those cases in Q8 used evidence supplied by so called Paedophile Hunters?

Response:

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within North Yorkshire Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by North Yorkshire Police.

Decision

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.

  • Information was searched for the period 01/01/15 – 31/12/17.
  • PPA (people proceeded against) – I have provided the number of charges or cautions made in relation to the offences.
  • Paedophile Hunters – The MO has been searched for any information relating individuals/groups trying to track down paedophiles. 

Q1) Please see below the number of individuals recorded who have an offence of ‘attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity’. 

Offence Title

2015

2016

2017

Attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity

7

6

6

 Q2) Of those, please see below the number of individuals charged or cautioned with the offence ‘attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity’. 

Offence Title People charged

2015

2016

2017

Attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity Charged

3

3

1

Caution

0

1

0

 Q3) 1 case was linked to individuals/groups trying to track down paedophiles. 

Q4) Please see below the number of individuals who have an offence of ‘causing a child to watch sexual activity’. 

Offence Title 2015 2016 2017
Causing a child to watch a sexual act

0

4

2

 Q5) Of those, please see below the number of individuals charged or cautioned with the offence ‘causing a child to watch sexual activity’. 

Offence Title People charged

2015

2016

2017

Causing a child to watch sexual activity’ Charge

0

3

1

 Q6) 1 case was linked to individuals/groups trying to track down paedophiles.

Q7) Please see below the number of individuals who have an offence of ‘attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming’. 

Offence Title

2015 2016

2017

Attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming

6

8

9

 Q8) Of those, please see below the number of individuals charged or cautioned with the offence ‘attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming’. 

Offence Title People charged

2015

2016

2017

Attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming Charge

1

2

1

Caution

1

0

0

 Q9) 1 case was linked to individuals/groups trying to track down paedophiles.

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. It should be noted therefore that this force’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

Last modified: February 21, 2018