March 13, 2023 | Serious and Organised Crime
Reference: FOI - 2023 - 00856
The data I request is as follows.
1. The period is from 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2022,
2. Where the offence has been identified as a sexual offence as defined by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to include attempts.
3. The request is irrespective of the sex of the victim or the perpetrator.
4. It is for all reports where either the victim or the suspect is over the age of eighteen (18) year.
To assist with the data collection, can you please include in your response how your Police Service records if the perpetrator or victim of a sexual offence states that they identify their gender as different to that as recorded on their birth certificate (i.e. male/female)?
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to it exceeding the cost of the compliance limits as identified in Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 then please provide advice and assistance, as defined in Section 16 obligations of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as to how I can refine my request.