Prostitution: Arrests

Home Office written question – answered on 8th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many arrests were made in each of the last three years relating to offences of (1) a common prostitute loitering in a street or public place, (2) a common prostitute soliciting in a street or public place, (3) a person persistently loitering, and (4) a person persistently soliciting, for the purpose of prostitution, broken down by (a) arresting police authority, and (b) the (i) gender, and (ii) ethnicity, of the person arrested.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of arrests for notifiable offences at the offence group level, for example, ‘Sexual offences’ or ‘Miscellaneous crimes against society’, on a financial year basis. More detailed information on the specific offence is not collected.

Data on the number of arrests, broken down by gender, age group, ethnic group and police force area, are published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, which can be accessed here:

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