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?

 

 

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Freedom of Information Officer
Tel 01392 226770
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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

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