I write in connection with your request for information dated 5th August 2019 and received by this office on that date.  Below are the questions raised in your request, and our response.

1. The number of reports to police of an alleged crime where online dating was named in the log.

I ask for the information to be broken down yearly (2014-2019) into the numbers of crimes, brief description of crime, gender of victim, age of victim, name of dating site and outcome of the crime.

2. The number of reports to police of an alleged crime where a dating app

(Tinder/Grindr/Chappy/Bumble/Hinge) was named in the log.

I ask for the information to be broken down yearly (2014-2019) into the numbers of crimes, brief description of crime, gender of victim, age of victim, and outcome of the crime.

We have attached a document that contains all of the information we have been able to retrieve.

Please note any statistical data supplied in relation to Freedom of Information requests is a snapshot of data held at the time the request was received by the Freedom of Information office and is subject to constant change/updates.

The Cleveland Police response to your request is unique and it should be noted that Police Forces do not use generic systems or identical procedures to capture and record data therefore responses from Cleveland Police should not be used as a comparison with any other force response you receive.