Derbyshire Constabulary

Please provide, list and detail the following:

1. Between 1 January 2015 to current date (30 October 2019), how many reports of social media crimes such as stalking/harassment/malicious communications/sending offensive & threatening messages over a public electronic communications network such as Twitter or Facebook have been reported to your force?

2. Between 1 January 2015 to current date (30 October 2019), how many reports of social media crimes such as stalking/harassment/malicious communications/sending offensive & threatening messages over a public electronic communications network such as Twitter or Facebook have been resolved and closed?

3. Of such reports, how many were closed on the basis of no case to answer/no crime committed?

4. Of such reports, how many resulted in action being taken against the alleged perpetrators reported?

5. Of such reports, were the victims requested to make statements with a view to prosecution?

6. Of such reports, how many resulted in successful prosecution of the perpetrators?

7. Of such successful prosecutions, were the victim's experiences analysed to inform officers and civilian personnel for future reference of the negative effects of social media crime on the victims?

S Rhosier

Freedom of Information Office, Derbyshire Constabulary

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I write in connection with your request for information as shown below.

 

1. Between 1 January 2015 to current date (30 October 2019), how many
reports of social media crimes such as stalking/harassment/malicious
communications/sending offensive & threatening messages over a public
electronic communications network such as Twitter or Facebook have been
reported to your force?

 

2. Between 1 January 2015 to current date (30 October 2019), how many
reports of social media crimes such as stalking/harassment/malicious
communications/sending offensive & threatening messages over a public
electronic communications network such as Twitter or Facebook have been
resolved and closed?

 

3. Of such reports, how many were closed on the basis of no case to
answer/no crime committed?

 

4. Of such reports, how many resulted in action being taken against the
alleged perpetrators reported?

 

5. Of such reports, were the victims requested to make statements with a
view to prosecution?

 

6. Of such reports, how many resulted in successful prosecution of the
perpetrators?

 

7. Of such successful prosecutions, were the victim's experiences analysed
to inform officers and civilian personnel for future reference of the
negative effects of social media crime on the victims?

 

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S Rhosier

 

Thank you for making a Freedom of Information request to the Derbyshire
Constabulary.

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kevin Lea
Freedom of Information Officer

FOI Unit
Information Management Department
Derbyshire Constabulary 
Butterley Hall

Ripley

Derbyshire

DE5 3RS
Tel: 0300 122 8752

E-mail: [1][email address]

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