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Derbyshire child sex offence arrests revealed

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A total of 1,337 people have been arrested for child sex offences in Derbyshire over the last seven years.

Figures from a Freedom of Information request show the force area with most arrests each year is Amber Valley, while the Peak District saw the least arrested.

The number of arrests for child sex offences in Chesterfield has declined since 2007 when 24 people were arrested. In 2008, there were 22 arrests with 20 in 2009. The latest results for Chesterfield, from 2013, show 10 people arrested.

Since 2007 a total of 1,337 people have been arrested in relation to child sex offences, but the figures have declined in the last two years. The year with the most arrests – 2009 – saw 271 people stopped by Derbyshire Police but in 2013, just 153 arrests were made.

DCI Gareth Meadows, from the Public Protection Unit, said: “We have dedicated officers based across the county who investigate all reports of child abuse. We work with partner agencies to ensure all victims receive the appropriate support, care and protection.

“The number of arrests and prosecutions each year will understandably fluctuate depending on the number of reports we receive. It is important to stress we will treat all reports of child abuse seriously and will investigate thoroughly.”

2007 - 188 arrests including

B South (Peak District) - 9

Bolsover - 20

Chesterfield - 24

Amber Valley - 23

North East 22

2008 - 180 arrests including

B South - 11

Bolsover - 27

Chesterfield - 22

Amber Valley - 19

North East - 13

2009 - 271 arrests including

B South - 15

Bolsover - 12

Chesterfield - 20

Amber Valley - 30

North East - 12

2010 - 203 arrests including

B South - 14

Bolsover - 14

Chesterfield - 18

Amber Valley - 31

North East - 10

2011 - 197 arrests including

B South - 12

Bolsover - 8

Chesterfield - 16

Amber Valley - 38

North East - 14

2012 - 145 arrests including

B South - 10

Bolsover - 17

Chesterfield - 17

Amber Valley - 19

North East 8

2013 - 153 arrests including

B South - 10

Bolsover - 4

Chesterfield - 10

Amber Valley - 13

North East - 22

 

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