Section 76 Arrest - Coercive & Controlling Behaviour

Reference Number: 

20171639
Dates

Request Date: 

Thursday, 14 September, 2017

Response Date: 

Thursday, 12 October, 2017

Request Details: 

1. How many people were arrested under Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act
2015 for 'Controlling or Coercive Behaviour in an Intimate or Family Relationship' over the following periods:
1.a. 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016?
1.b. 1 July to 31 December 2016?
1.c. 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017

2. How many people were arrested for 'stalking and harassment' over the following periods:
1.a. 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015?
1.b. 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015?
1.c. January 2016 to 30 June 2016?
1.d. 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016?
1.e. 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017

3. Please provide a breakdown of the official recorded crime outcomes of the arrests set out above in Q1 and Q2 (charged, cautioned, no further action etc.), broken down over those same periods of time.

Exemptions Applied: 

None

SYP Response: 

 

The information you are seeking is held on two separate systems:

 The Custody Handling System (CHS) records all arrests which may or may not result in a charge

 Crime Management System which is used to record complaints or allegations of those matters which the Home Office specify should be recorded as ‘crimes’.

I approached both our Custody Handling System (CHS) Analyst for the arrest data in questions 1 and 2, and our Crime Management System (CMS) Analysts for assistance with the crime outcomes in question 3.

Please note that because the data comes from two separate systems, it is not possible to directly compare or track specific arrests through to charge without engaging Section 12 – Appropriate Limit.

Our Custody Handling Analyst has provided the raw data from which the following answers to each question have been extracted:

1a) 22

1b) 25

1c) 38

2a) 688

2b) 719

2c) 619

2d) 547

2e) 620

Question 3

Our Crime Management Analyst has conducted a search of the system using the criteria above and provided the enclosed data and the following explanation.

ENGAGE IN CONTROLLING COERCIVE

I have included a count of the offence ENGAGE IN CONTROLLING/ COERCIVE BEHAVIOUR IN AN INTIMATE/FAMILY RELATIONSHIP where the offence was recorded on the CMS(ii) crime register between 01-Jan-2016 and 30-Jun-2017, broken down by the offence outcome.

HARASSMENT STALKING

I have included a count of offences recorded where the offence was recorded under the following Home Office Offence classes

8L – HARASSMENT

8M - RACIALLY OR RELIGIOUSLY AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT

8Q – STALKING

Where the offence was recorded on the CMS(ii) crime register between 01-Jan-2015 and 30-Jun- 2017. Broken down by the offence outcome.

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