Dear Gwent Police,

I am collating statistics from all 43 police forces in England and Wales regarding the surge in
‘Romance Fraud’, that is, fraud committed by targeting and preying on vulnerable women. Please the below BBC article for reference. On many occasions fraud is committed under the Fraud Act 2006 where the perpetrator obtains a gain and the victim a loss.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-4863...

Additionally, perpetrators create and utilise fake accounts on certain dating sites and begin intimate relationships with their targets where no notifiable crime is committed under NCRS.

Using your search filters, could you please provide the following information under the FOIA?

Number of notifiable crimes under heading, including any reports of rape subject to a crime report for:

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

Number of non crime incidents, including rape for:

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

Yours faithfully,

Scott Winters.

FreedomOfInformation, Gwent Police

Rwy'n cydnabod bod y swyddfa hon wedi derbyn eich ymholiad.
Fel y nodwyd yn y Ddeddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth ein nod fydd ymateb i'ch cais
o fewn 20 diwrnod gwaith. Fodd bynnag, mewn rhai achosion efallai na allwn
wneud hyn o fewn y terfyn amser. Os bydd hyn yn digwydd, cewch wybod pryd
rydych yn debygol o gael ymateb.
Efallai y bydd angen trosglwyddo rhai ceisiadau i Awdurdod arall er mwyn
ateb yr ymholiad. Unwaith eto, byddwn yn cysylltu â chi os bydd angen
gwneud hyn.
Os bydd gennych unrhyw gwestiynau ynglyn â'ch cais cysylltwch â ni.
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Good afternoon,

 

I write for clarification with regards to your FOI request. Unfortunately
it is not clear what this FOI request is asking for.

 

The request starts with the topic of ‘romance fraud’, but then requests
data relating to rape. It also mentions filters but does not specify what
sort of filters.

Additionally, alternative key word searching for ‘romance fraud’ and/or
‘catfishing’ would not work as these words are unlikely to be in the
summary.

 

Please could you confirm more specifically what information you require?

 

Kind regards,

 

Siân

FOI Team

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

    

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Dear FreedomOfInformation,

To clarify, for the dates requested, all crime reports for rape and fraud insofar as they are linked to incidents where the alleged perpetrator has crated a false dating profile on a dating website. Similarly, all incidents where false dating profiles have been reported to the police where no crime report has been submitted.

Yours sincerely,

Scott Winters

FreedomOfInformation, Gwent Police

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Winters

 

Please see attached the response to your recent Freedom of Information
request

 

Kind regards

 

Siân

 

FOI Team

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