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Online dating crimes

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Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

Under the freedom of information act, I am contacting all police forces throughout England for some crime statistics related to online dating.

Please can you provide me with the following information;

For the years 2019 & 2020 currently;

Can you provide me with how many crimes were reported in relation to online dating, specifically when the following websites were mentioned; OkCupid, Zoosk, badoo, Plenty of Fish, bumble.

1. Please can you tell me what Crime was reported and the date they were reported.

2. What the crime report said with a redacted summary (if you can).

3. What was the outcome of the investigation.

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Culler

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

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being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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course and in any case by 18/08/2020.

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Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

Please see a slightly edited FOI request (only very slight changes)

Under the freedom of information act, I am contacting all police forces throughout England for some crime statistics related to online dating.

Please can you provide me with the following information;

For the years 2019 & 2020 currently;

Can you provide me with how many crimes were reported in relation to online dating, specifically when the following websites were mentioned; OkCupid, Zoosk, badoo, Plenty of Fish, bumble.

1. Please can you tell me what Crime was reported and the date it was reported? (DD/MM/YYYY)

2. What the crime report said with a redacted summary explaining what has occurred.

3. What was the outcome of the investigation, and if any are under investigation still, where in the process is it?

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Culler

Requests, Cheshire Constabulary

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms S Culler,

 

YOUR REQUEST:

Can you provide me with how many crimes were reported in relation to
online dating, specifically when the following websites were mentioned;
OkCupid, Zoosk, badoo, Plenty of Fish, bumble.

1. Please can you tell me what Crime was reported and the date they were
reported.

2. What the crime report said with a redacted summary (if you can).

3. What was the outcome of the investigation.

 

OUR RESPONSE:

In accordance with section 1(1) (b) of the Act, our response is as
follows:

 

Date
entered Home Office
onto the Code Offence Crime Status
crime Description Description
recording
system
OFFENDER HAS
BEEN
CONTACTING
AP VIA
SEVERAL
SOCIA MEDIA
SITES
INCLUDING
SNAP CHAT
AND PLENTY
OF FISH. 
WITHIN THESE
POSTINGS
THEY HAVE
"Public MADE SOME 15: CPS - named
fear, alarm DEROGATORY suspect, victim
Apr-19 or COMMENTS supports but
distress" WHICH THE evidential
VICTIM difficulties
REGARDS AS
HARASSMENT. 

OFFENDER
THEN ATTENDS
HOME ADDRESS
OF THE
VICTIM AND
MAKES A
NUMBER OF
THREATS
TOWARDS HER.
OFFENDER
ARRESTED.
VICTIM HAS
ARRANGED TO
Threat or MEET THE
possession OFFENDER OFF 16: Victim
with intent THE DATING declines/withdraws
May-19 to commit APP BADOO. support - named
criminal OFFENDER suspect identified
damage MAKES
THREATS OF
CRIMINAL
DAMAGE.
OFFENDER HAS
SENT VICTIM
MESSAGES VIA 15: Police - named
PLENTY OF suspect, victim
Jul-19 Harassment FISH WEB supports but
SITE CAUSING evidential
VICTIM ALARM difficulties
AND DISTRESS
TO VICTIM
OFFENDER WHO
VICTIM HAS 15: Police - named
Rape of a MET ON suspect, victim
Aug-19 female aged DATING APP supports but
16 and over PLENTY OF evidential
FISH RAPES difficulties
VICTIM.
VICTIM HAS
RECEIVED 15: Police - named
UNWANTED suspect, victim
Dec-19 Harassment MESSAGES VIA supports but
PLENTY OF evidential
FISH DATING difficulties
SITE FROM
SUSPECT.
VICTIM MET
SOMEONE ON
BUMBLE WHO
THEN ASKED
FOR MONEY.
THEY 14: Victim
THREATENED declines/unable to
Jan-20 Blackmail THAT IF THE support action to
VICTIM DOES identify offender
NOT PAY THE
MONEY THEY
WILL RELEASE
A SEXUAL
VIDEO OF
THEM.
OFFENDER
SENDS
AGGRIEVED
PARTY
SEVERAL
MESSAGES ON 18: Investigation
Feb-20 Harassment PLENTY OF complete no
FISH WEBSITE suspect identified
CAUSING
AGGRIEVED
PARTY TO
FEEL
HARASSED AND
DISTRESSED
VICTIM MEETS
SUSPECT ON
Rape of a PLENTY OF
Mar-20 female aged FISH. ON Not finalised yet
16 and over MEETING THE
SUSPECT
ATTEMPTS TO
RAPE VICTIM.
OFFENDER
SENDS
MESSAGE VIA
WHATSAPP AND
PLENTY OF
FISH ASKING
IF THEY CAN
COME ROUND 16: Victim
Mar-20 Harassment FOR SEX WHEN declines/withdraws
THE VICTIM support - named
SAYS NO THE suspect identified
OFFENDER
STARTS
SENDING MORE
MESSAGES VIA
WHATSAPP AND
PLENTY WHICH
ARE ABUSIVE.
VICTIM MEETS
OFFENDER ON
A DATING
CHAT WEBSITE
CALLED
BADOO,
INVOLVED
PERSONS SWAP
NUMBERS AND
ENGAGE IN
CONVERSATION
OVER
"WATTSAPP"
THE VICTIM 16: Victim
AT ONE POINT declines/withdraws
Apr-20 Harassment DOES NOT support - named
REPLY suspect identified
STARIGHT
AWAY AND THE
OFFENDER
GETS ANGRY.
THE OFFENDER
HAS THEN
CONTINUED TO
HARASS
VICTIM BY
LEAVING
VOICEMAILS
CAUSING THEM
TO FEEL
HARASSED.
SUSPECT
BECOMES
ABUSIVE ON
PLENTY OF
FISH AND
SENT A
NUMBER OF
MESSAGES 16: Victim
MAKING declines/withdraws
May-20 Harassment THREATS support - named
TOWARDS THE suspect identified
VICTIM AND
THE VICTIMS
FAMILY
CAUSING THEM
TO FEEL
HARASSED,
ALARMED AND
DISTRESSED

 

Please note that a “matches pattern” free text search was used for the
dating apps OkCupid, Zoosk, badoo, Plenty of Fish and bumble, this means
that if these weren’t mentioned in the offence description they won’t
appear in the attached list of crimes.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards,

 

George McEvoy

Request Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

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