Freedom of Information Request: Child Pornography Searches and Convictions

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AdrianPaulBryanVince

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Dear Sirs

Freedom of Information Request

Please can you kindly provide myself with the following Information:

1. Between 2011 and 2015, how many Search Warrants have been carried out in regard to allegations, intelligence or tip-offs in regard to possession of online Child Pornography?

2. Of these Searches, how many found clear evidence of possession of online Child Pornography?

3. Of these, how many contained more than a handful, or significant numbers of, Category A and/or Category B images and/or videos?

4. Of those Convicted, how many were given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (S.H.P.O. Or the earlier titled S.O.P.O.)?

5. Of those Convicted, how many had previously been Convicted of Sexual Contact Crime(s) against Children?

6. Of those Convicted, how many were later Convicted of Sexual Contact Crime(s) against Children?

If there is a Charge for this Information, please kindly let me know.

Thanking you in advance of your response.

Regards

Yours faithfully,

AdrianPaulBryanVince

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dear Mr Vince

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Request:

 

1. Between 2011 and 2015, how many Search Warrants have been carried out
in regard to allegations, intelligence or tip-offs in regard to possession
of online Child Pornography?

 

2. Of these Searches, how many found clear evidence of possession of
online Child Pornography?

 

3. Of these, how many contained more than a handful, or significant
numbers of, Category A and/or Category B images and/or videos?

 

4. Of those Convicted, how many were given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order
(S.H.P.O. Or the earlier titled S.O.P.O.)?

 

5. Of those Convicted, how many had previously been Convicted of Sexual
Contact Crime(s) against Children?

 

6. Of those Convicted, how many were later Convicted of Sexual Contact
Crime(s) against Children?

 

 

Your request will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. You should expect to be sent a response within the
statutory limit of 20 working days, subject to the provisions of the Act. 

 

Please Note: All disclosures made under FOI become public documents and
are published on the Force website.

 

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me quoting my reference number as above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Steve Hawkins
Freedom of Information Officer
Tel 01392 226770
[1][Devon and Cornwall Constabulary request email]
Freedom of Information Unit
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AdrianPaulBryanVince

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

Just to correct, my full name is ADRIAN PAUL BRYAN-VINCE

Yours faithfully,

AdrianPaulBryanVince

AdrianPaulBryanVince

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

Apologises for the lack of clarity in respect of one part of my FOI request.

I hereby clarify my FOI request as follows:

By "Sexual Contact Crimes" against Children, I mean Crimes such as Rape, Indecent Assault, Molestation of a Child or Children under 16, or Grooming of a Child or Children under 16 with evidenced or clear intent to commit Sexual Offences;

Furthermore, by "more than a handful" of Cat A or Cat B images, I mean at least 1% of the overall number of images, except where that 1% of images would be over 25 images (to wit, the total number of images was over 2,500);

The number of images for those under 1% and those over 1% would be very much appreciated, together with the percentage and associated numerical statistics for those with a moderate to very large total of overall images (to wit over 1,000 to potentially millions images.)

The more data the better, but I am conscious you have time limits and there would be a potential charge for a lot of information and research.

Of course, given sufficient statistics, I could work out the percentages for myself, but I will leave yourselves to decide whether or not you are willing to table all of the relevant numbers and percentages (I would suggest that an Excel table would work these out automatically).

Thanking you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Adrian Paul Bryan-Vince

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Dear Mr Bryan-Vince

Please find attached the response to your above numbered Freedom of
Information Request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Steve Hawkins
Freedom of Information Officer
Tel 01392 226770
[1][Devon and Cornwall Constabulary request email]
Freedom of Information Unit
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AdrianPaulBryanVince

Dear Steve / Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

In view of your comments regarding Resources and Time Costings, I am hereby significant simplifying my FOI Request as follows (I have calculated that this will reduce the amount of Data required by around 70% - the change in the Time Period reduces this by 60% in itself):

1. [ During 2014 and 2015 ], how many people were Charged with Offences of Possession of Child Pornography?

2. Of those Charged, how many were Convicted?

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4. Of those Convicted, how many were given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (S.H.P.O or S.O.P.O.)?

5. Of those Convicted, how many had previously been Convicted of Sexual Contact or Grooming Crime(s) against Children Under 16?

6. Of those Convicted, how many were later Convicted of Sexual Contact or Grooming Crime(s) against Children Under 16?

Thanking you in advance of your cooperation

Yours faithfully,

AdrianPaulBryanVince

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dear Mr Bryan-Vince,

We acknowledge receipt of your revised Freedom of Information Request:

 

1.   [ During 2014 and 2015 ], how many people were Charged with Offences
of Possession of Child Pornography?

 

2.   Of those Charged, how many were Convicted?

 

4.   Of those Convicted, how many were given a Sexual Harm Prevention
Order (S.H.P.O or S.O.P.O.)?

 

5.   Of those Convicted, how many had previously been Convicted of Sexual
Contact or Grooming Crime(s) against Children Under 16?

 

6.   Of those Convicted, how many were later Convicted of Sexual Contact
or Grooming Crime(s) against Children Under 16?

 

Your request will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. You should expect to be sent a response within the
statutory limit of 20 working days, subject to the provisions of the Act. 

 

Please note the new reference number:

 

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me quoting my reference number as above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Steve Hawkins
Freedom of Information Officer
Tel 01392 226770
[1][Devon and Cornwall Constabulary request email]
Freedom of Information Unit
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Cornwall and help inspire greater confidence in the Police. For more
information please visit our website at [2]www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
 

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Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Dear Mr Bryan-Vince

Please find attached the response to your above numbered Freedom of
Information Request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Steve Hawkins
Freedom of Information Officer
Tel 01392 226770
[1][Devon and Cornwall Constabulary request email]
Freedom of Information Unit
Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email?

 

************************************************************************************
Contact Devon & Cornwall Police on [email address]
Textphone 18001 101 for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired
Always call 999 in an emergency
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Devon and Cornwall Police aims to serve the communities of Devon and
Cornwall and help inspire greater confidence in the Police. For more
information please visit our website at [2]www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
 

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AdrianPaulBryanVince

Dear Steve / Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

Can you please, therefore, kindly provide the Request Data just for the Year 2014?

Thanking you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

AdrianPaulBryanVince

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