Policing sex work

The request was refused by Hampshire Constabulary.

Hello,

I’m a reporter with Newsquest’s Data Investigations Unit and I’m currently researching
the policing of sex work.

With that in mind, I’d be grateful if you could provide as full an answer as possible to the questions below. If the questions need refining in order for you to provide that response, please also assist as far as you are able in suggesting appropriate rephrasing.

If you believe the cost/time limit may be exceeded in the carrying out of this request, please prioritise most recent years and work backwards to provide the information requested until you hit the cost/time limit.

With the above in mind, I would like to know:

1. How many arrests the force has carried out in relation to sex work/prostitution offences, including but not limited to:

• Loitering or Soliciting for Prostitution
• Keeping a Brothel
• Paying for Sexual Services
• “Kerb Crawling”
• Advertising - Placing of Adverts in Telephone Boxes
• Advertising - Placing of Advertisements in Newspapers
• Exploitation of Prostitution - Causing or Inciting Prostitution for Gain: Section 52 Sexual Offences Act 2003
• Controlling Prostitution for Gain: Section 53 Sexual Offences Act 2003
• Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Section 2 Modern Slavery Act 2015
• Sexual Exploitation of Children
• 'Sex for Rent’ Arrangements and Advertisements

For each offence description listed, I would like to know the number of arrests for each year, broken down for 2015/16/17/18/19 respectively.

2. For each arrest, I would like to know the following:

a. The outcome of the investigation
b. The gender of the person arrested, their age and nationality
c. Whether the arrest resulted in a referral to immigration authorities/officers
d. Where the arrest did result in a referral to immigration authorities, what the outcome of that investigation was

For questions 1 and 2, please provide the answer in an xlsx format, with column headings as follows:

Force Name – Year - Offence Description – Investigation Outcome – Gender of Arrested Person - Age - Nationality – Immigration Referral Y/N – Outcome of Immigration Referral

3. How many operations/raids/crackdowns has the force carried out in relation to issues around sex work/trafficking/prostitution? Please provide for each year between 2015-2019:

a. The date of the operation and its name
b. The purpose of the operation
c. The number of arrests as a result of the operation and what those arrests were for
d. How many officers were involved in carrying out the operation

Please provide information for question 3 in a separate worksheet within the same Excel document with column headings as follows:

Force Name – Year – Date of Operation – Name of Operation – Purpose of Operation – No of Arrests – No of Officers

4. How many PSPOs/ASBOs/FPNs has the force issued (or being involved in the issuing of) in relation to sex work between 2015-2019? For each instance, please breakdown what the orders were issued for and what the terms of them were, in a separate worksheet as follows:
Force Name – Year – PSPO or ASBO – Terms – Amount requested in fines or FPNS

6. Which external charities/support agencies or organisations does the force refer/signpost sex workers to?

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Morris

Hampshire Constabulary

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Dear Ms Morris

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: HC/001385/19

 

The following request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
was received by the Public Access office at Hampshire Constabulary on the
date listed above:

 

I’m a reporter with Newsquest’s Data Investigations Unit and I’m currently
researching the policing of sex work.

 

With that in mind, I’d be grateful if you could provide as full an answer
as possible to the questions below. If the questions need refining in
order for you to provide that response, please also assist as far as you
are able in suggesting appropriate rephrasing.

 

If you believe the cost/time limit may be exceeded in the carrying out of
this request, please prioritise most recent years and work backwards to
provide the information requested until you hit the cost/time limit.

 

With the above in mind, I would like to know:

 

1. How many arrests the force has carried out in relation to sex
work/prostitution offences, including but not limited to:

 

•      Loitering or Soliciting for Prostitution

•      Keeping a Brothel

•      Paying for Sexual Services

•      "Kerb Crawling"

•      Advertising - Placing of Adverts in Telephone Boxes

•      Advertising - Placing of Advertisements in Newspapers

•      Exploitation of Prostitution - Causing or Inciting Prostitution for
Gain: Section 52 Sexual Offences Act 2003

•      Controlling Prostitution for Gain: Section 53 Sexual Offences Act
2003

•      Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Section 2 Modern Slavery Act
2015

•      Sexual Exploitation of Children

•      'Sex for Rent’ Arrangements and Advertisements

 

For each offence description listed, I would like to know the number of
arrests for each year, broken down for 2015/16/17/18/19 respectively.

 

2. For each arrest, I would like to know the following:

 

a.    The outcome of the investigation

b.    The gender of the person arrested, their age and nationality

c.    Whether the arrest resulted in a referral to immigration
authorities/officers

d.    Where the arrest did result in a referral to immigration
authorities, what the outcome of that investigation was

 

For questions 1 and 2, please provide the answer in an xlsx format, with
column headings as follows:

 

Force Name – Year - Offence Description – Investigation Outcome – Gender
of Arrested Person - Age - Nationality – Immigration Referral Y/N –
Outcome of Immigration Referral

 

3. How many operations/raids/crackdowns has the force carried out in
relation to issues around sex work/trafficking/prostitution? Please
provide for each year between 2015-2019:

 

a. The date of the operation and its name b. The purpose of the operation
c. The number of arrests as a result of the operation and what those
arrests were for d. How many officers were involved in carrying out the
operation

 

Please provide information for question 3 in a separate worksheet within
the same Excel document with column headings as follows:

 

Force Name – Year – Date of Operation – Name of Operation – Purpose of
Operation – No of Arrests – No of Officers

 

4. How many PSPOs/ASBOs/FPNs has the force issued (or being involved in
the issuing of) in relation to sex work between 2015-2019? For each
instance, please breakdown what the orders were issued for and what the
terms of them were, in a separate worksheet as follows:

Force Name – Year – PSPO or ASBO – Terms – Amount requested in fines or
FPNS

 

6. Which external charities/support agencies or organisations does the
force refer/signpost sex workers to?

 

 

Your request will be considered in accordance with the legislation and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days,
subject to the provisions of the Act.  In the unlikely event that
Hampshire Constabulary is unable to meet the 20 working day deadline, you
will be informed as soon as possible and given a revised time-scale for
response.

 

To be accepted, any clarification(s) to your request must be submitted in
writing directly to the Public Access team at Hampshire Constabulary. 

If your request requires either full or partial transference to another
public authority, you will be informed.  Should you have any further
enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact Public Access on
telephone number 02380 479 580 quoting the reference number above.

 

 

 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Sue Adcock | Public Access

Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley
Police

Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 463 1754

Address: Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8ZD.

 

Information Management Helpdesk:

Hampshire :[1][email address] / 02380
479580 (Int 463 1754)

Thames Valley: [2][email address] /
01865 542051 (Int 300 329)

 

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Nuala Richman | Public Access Officer

Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames
Valley Police

Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 4631759

Address Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZD

 

Information Management Helpdesk:

Hampshire    [1][email address] / 02380
479580 (internal 4631754)

Thames Valley   [2][email address] /
01865 542051 (internal 300 6329)

 

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