Prostitution related arrests in 2008

R Dewsbury made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Hertfordshire Constabulary

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please supply the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act.

1) How many people were arrested for soliciting prostitutes or kerb crawling by Hertfordshire constabulary in each month of 2008.

3) Of those arrested in each month the number who were a) released without charge

b) cautioned

c) charged

d) fined

e) If none of the above can be applied to each arrest I would like
to know how the crime was dealt with.

I look forward to receiving your reply within the 20 day statutory
time limit.

Yours faithfully

Ricki Dewsbury

Hertfordshire Constabulary

1 Atodiad

Attention Mr Dewsbury,

Further to your recent FOI request, please find attached a confirmation
letter.

Emma Chandler

Information Compliance Administrator

Information Compliance Office

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Tel: 01707 35 8436

Fax: 01707 35 4669

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to remind you that you have broken the law by not responding to my freedom of information request within the 20 day statutory time limit.

Please supply the information that I have requested promptly before a formal complaint is made to the information commissioner.

I have included a link to the Sexual Offences Act 1985 - which details the kerb crawling offence - should you need any further guidance when compiling the data I have requested.

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/A...

Yours sincerely,

R Dewsbury

Hertfordshire Constabulary

2 Atodiad

Dear

Please find attached a confirmation letter sent to you on 20th April
2009.

A response to your request is due on the 19th May.

Alice Duarte 7591
Information Compliance Administrator
Information Compliance Office
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Tel: 01707 63 8436
Fax: 01707 35 4669

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Hertfordshire Constabulary

1 Atodiad

Attention Mr Dewsbury,

Further to your recent FOI request, please find attached a response
letter.

Alice Duarte

Information Compliance Administrator

Information Compliance Office

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Tel: 01707 35 8436

Fax: 01707 35 4669

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Dear Alice Duarte,

Thank you for the reply to my FOI request. Please could you confirm that no arrests have been made for the 'soliciting or importuning by a man' given that no records are held by Hertforshire Constabulary.

Yours sincerely,

R Dewsbury

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Dear Mr Dewsbury

Following your recent correspondence, I have liaised with the analyst
who has advised that there is no Home Office category for 'soliciting
or importuning by a man' therefore it is not a recordable offence.

Alice Duarte 7591
Information Compliance Administrator
Information Compliance Office
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Tel: 01707 63 8436
Fax: 01707 35 4669

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Dear Alice Duarte

For your future guidance I have included below sections 1 and 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 1985 that deals with people arrested for what is referred to in common parlance as kerb crawling.

Records of such offences are kept. Please could you supply the information requested in relation to this.

Sexual Offences Act 1985

Soliciting of women by men 1 Kerb-crawling

(1)A man commits an offence if he solicits a woman (or different
women) for the purpose of prostitution—

(a)from a motor vehicle while it is in a street or public place; or

(b)in a street or public place while in the immediate vicinity of a
motor vehicle that he has just got out of or off,

persistently or, F1. . . in such manner or in such circumstances as
to be likely to cause annoyance to the woman (or any of the women)
solicited, or nuisance to other persons in the neighbourhood.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the
standard scale F2. . ..

(3)In this section “motor vehicle” has the same meaning as in
[F3the Road Traffic Act 1988]. Annotations: Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 1(1) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993, c. 50, s. 1(1);
Sch. 1, Pt. I Gp. 1

F2Words in s. 1(2) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993, c. 50, s. 1(1);
Sch. 1, Pt. XIV

F3Words substituted by Road Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act
1988 (c. 54, SIF 107:1), s. 4, Sch. 4 para. 29 2 Persistent
soliciting of women for the purpose of prostitution

(1)A man commits an offence if in a street or public place he
persistently solicits a woman (or different women) for the purpose
of prostitution.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the
standard scale F1. . .. Annotations: Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 2(2) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993, c. 50, s. 1(1);
Sch. 1, Pt. XIV

Yours faithfully,

R Dewsbury

Hertfordshire Constabulary

1 Atodiad

Attention Mr Dewsbury,

Further to your recent FOI request, please find attached a confirmation
letter.

Emma Chandler

Information Services Office
Information Management Unit
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Tel: 01707 63 8433
Fax: 01707 35 4669

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Hertfordshire Constabulary

Dear Mr Dewsbury

Please could you advise what information you are requesting and the time
period you are requesting it for in order for the analyst to search the
recording systems accordingly.

For your information Hertfordshire Constabulary complies with the Home
Office Counting Rules which provide a national standard for the
recording and counting of notifiable offences recorded by police forces
in England and Wales (known as 'recorded crime').

For your interest I have provided a link below to the relevant page on
the Home Office website
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/countru...

Alice Duarte 7591
Information Services Office
Information Management Unit
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Tel: 01707 63 8436
Fax: 01707 35 4669

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Hertfordshire Constabulary

3 Atodiad

Attention Mr Dewsbury,

Further to your recent FOI request, please find attached a response
letter.

Alice Duarte 7591
Information Services Office
Information Management Unit
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Tel: 01707 63 8436
Fax: 01707 35 4669

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