FOI 693-2021 / Aug / Section 1, Malicious Communications Act 1988
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 693-2021
I write in connection with your request for information which was received on 12th August 2021. Please find below the response to your request:
Please can you disclose how many people were arrested for alleged offences under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 in the years 2010 to 2020 in the area under your administration, providing separate figures for each year? The Home Office code 8/72 appears to be linked to this offence, which might assist your search.
Unfortunately we cannot go back as far as you have requested due to our data not going back as far as 2010
Please see the annual totals below relevant to your request:
2015: 5 nominals arrested
2016: 18 nominals arrested
2017: 24 nominals arrested
2018: 65 nominals arrested
2019: 77 nominal arrested
2020: 128 nominals arrested
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as accurate as possible.
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