Social Networking: Arrests

Home Office written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests were made last year as a result of alleged crimes committed using social media.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office does not collect information to this level of detail. The Home Office collects arrest data at offence group level. It does not collect details on specific circumstances of an arrest, such as whether crimes were committed using social media.

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