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Prostitution: Prosecutions

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) arrested and (b) subsequently charged with offences relating to the soliciting of prostitutes in (i) Ribble Valley constituency, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) England and Wales in each of the last five years. (316078)

[holding answer 9 February 2010]: The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally.

The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery. From these centrally reported data it is not possible to separately identify arrests for soliciting offences from arrests for sexual offences reported to the Home Office.

There is no link from the data on arrests held by the Home Office to any subsequent outcome.