Prostitution arrests 2016-2021

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Laura Stewart-Liberty

Dear Wiltshire Constabulary,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to request the following information:

The number of arrests in for each of the following: (i) managing or assisting in the management of a brothel, (ii) loitering for the purposes of prostitution, and (iii) soliciting for the purposes of prostitution. In each case, please indicate whether the arrested person is male or female. Please provide the information for each calendar year from January 1st 2016 to the end of February 2021 (or whichever date this request is processed).

If you require any clarification or there are any issues with the processing of this request, please let me know as soon as possible. Otherwise, I look forward to your response within the statutory deadline of 20 working days from the receipt of this request.

Please provide this information in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or any other form of table. Many thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Laura Stewart-Liberty

Force Disclosure Unit, Wiltshire Constabulary

Dear Laura,

Our Ref: FOI 2021/160

Thank you for your request for information dated 19th Feb 2021 concerning prostitution arrets 2016-2021. Your request will be considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances Wiltshire Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request as quickly as is practicable.

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Kind regards,
Force Disclosure Unit
Wiltshire Police Headquarters
London Road
Devizes
SN10 2DN

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James, Eleanor,

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Good Morning Laura,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

 

Please see attached response letter and accompanying spreadsheet.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ellie James (9731)

Decision Maker

 

Force Disclosure Unit

Wiltshire Police Headquarters

London Road

Devizes

SN10 2DN

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Laura Stewart-Liberty

Dear Eleanor,

Thank you very much for the quick response, it's really appreciated at this difficult time.

I was also wondering if you also have any data for 2020? Even if simply no arrests were made.
Thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,
Laura Stewart-Liberty

James, Eleanor,

Hi Laura,

Thanks for your email.

The search was done for arrests between Jan 2016 and February 22 2021 and the arrest data extracted, I can confirm that there were no arrests for 2020. Apologies that I didn't put a column in for those years were there were no arrests, this is due to the way that the data is extracted.

I hope this helps!

Kind regards,

Ellie James (9731)
Decision Maker

Force Disclosure Unit
Wiltshire Police Headquarters
London Road
Devizes
SN10 2DN

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Laura Stewart-Liberty

Dear Eleanor,

Thanks very much for the clarification, very helpful.

Yours sincerely,
Laura Stewart-Liberty