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reports of sexual harassment, assault, and or rapes reported to North |Yorkshire Police

Our Ref: Our Ref: NY8635 - Date: 14th July 2023

Our Ref: NY8635

Date: 14th July 2023


I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) on 10 July 2023.

I note you seek access to the following information:

I am researching sexual offenses against (or by) individuals who are inpatients in psychiatric and other inpatient mental health units and settings. I would like to request the following datasets held by your constabulary: 

1: The number of reports of sexual harassment, assault, and or rapes reported to North |Yorkshire Police between 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2023, at the detailed psychiatric units where the victim has been an inpatient or member of staff at the time of the offence. If possible please specify if the victim was a patient or staff. Names and addresses are listed below: 

  1. Cygnet Hospital Harrogate, 23 Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2JL 

Haven Ward

Sanctuary Ward                            

  1. Lascelles Unit, Highgate Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4PA 
  1. Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7SX 

 2: The recorded crime outcomes of each of the reports detailed in question one.

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.

I wish to advise you that there is no information held by the OPFCC in order to answer your request.

This is because this information is held by North Yorkshire Police and not the OPFCC

Please note you can search for information about North Yorkshire Police or submit a Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire Police using the below link:

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  It should be noted therefore that the OPFCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of complaint.

If you have any queries concerning this request, please contact me quoting the reference number NY8635.

Yours sincerely

Becky Cannon

Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire