Prostitution arrests - Bristol

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Laura Stewart-Liberty

Dear Avon and Somerset 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 Bristol 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 2020 (the 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 electronically.

Yours faithfully,
Laura Stewart-Liberty

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Legal Services Directorate

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

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Laura Stewart-Liberty Our 1204/20
<[FOI #709251 email]> Reference
Date 24
December
2020

 

Dear L Stewart-Liberty,

 

Re: Request for information dated 26^th November under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

I write in connection with your above request where you asked as follows:-

 

The number of arrests in Bristol 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 2020 (the date this request is processed).

 

Our response:

 

Please see the information requested regarding sex work related arrests
for 2016 onwards below.

 

Count of
Arrests in
Bristol Gender 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020  
Keep /
manage a
brothel used
for
prostitution Female 1 2   5   8
Keep /
manage a
brothel used
for
prostitution Male 5     4   9
Keep /
manage a
brothel used
for Not
prostitution recorded 1         1
Keep a
brothel Female         1 1
Keep a
brothel Male         1 1
Manage /
assist in
management
of a
heterosexual
brothel Female     1     1
Manage /
assist in
management
of a
heterosexual
brothel Male 1         1
Permit
premises to
be used for
prostitution Female     1     1
Person
persistently
solicit for
the purposes
of
prostitution Male     1     1
  Sum: 8 2 3 9 2 24

 

 

Yours sincerely

Olivia Hillyard

Acting Force Freedom of Information Officer

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Laura Stewart-Liberty

Dear Olivia,

Thanks very much for your response.

Unfortunately, in the format you've used to send the information, it is not clear which data corresponds to which year. Would you be able to resend the data in a readable format (eg. Excel, or a table/ any other suitable format)? I'd really appreciate it, as I do not want to misinterpret the data you've kindly sent.

Thanks very much in advance.

Yours sincerely,
Laura Stewart-Liberty

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Dear L Stewart-Liberty,

Please find attached a PDF version of our response sent to you on the 24th December 2020.

Kind regards,

Adam Northcott
Disclosure Officer

Mail: Freedom of Information, Legal Services Directorate, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Force HQ, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, BRISTOL, BS20 8QJ
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