Dear Hampshire Constabulary,

I am collating statistics from all 43 police forces in England and Wales regarding the surge in
‘Romance Fraud’, that is, fraud committed by targeting and preying on vulnerable women. Please the below BBC article for reference. On many occasions fraud is committed under the Fraud Act 2006 where the perpetrator obtains a gain and the victim a loss.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-4863...

Additionally, perpetrators create and utilise fake accounts on certain dating sites and begin intimate relationships with their targets where no notifiable crime is committed under NCRS.

Using your search filters, could you please provide the following information under the FOIA?

Number of notifiable crimes under heading, including any reports of rape subject to a crime report for:

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

Number of non crime incidents, including rape for:

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

Yours faithfully,

Scott Winters.

Hampshire Constabulary

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Dear Mr Winters

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: HC/002182/19

 

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 am collating statistics from all 43 police forces in England and Wales
regarding the surge in ‘Romance Fraud’, that is, fraud committed by
targeting and preying on vulnerable women. Please the below BBC article
for reference. On many occasions fraud is committed under the Fraud Act
2006 where the perpetrator obtains a gain and the victim a loss.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-4863...

 

Additionally, perpetrators create and utilise fake accounts on certain
dating sites and begin intimate relationships with their targets where no
notifiable crime is committed under NCRS.

 

Using your search filters, could you please provide the following
information under the FOIA?

 

Number of notifiable crimes under heading, including any reports of rape
subject to a crime report for:

 

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

 

Number of non crime incidents, including rape for:

 

2014 - 15 / 2015 - 16 / 2016 - 17 / 2017 - 18 / 2018 - 2019

 

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. 

 

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enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact Public Access on
telephone number 02380 479 580 quoting the reference number above.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Rosalind Howell | Public Access Assistant
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley
Police

Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 4631754

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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Kind Regards

 

Amy McDonald | Public Access Officer
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley
Police
Telephone: 02380 479580 | Internal 46-31757
Address | Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZD

 

Information Management Helpdesk:

Hampshire        [1][email address] / 02380
479580 (internal 463 1760)

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

 

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