1. Does your force have a dedicated anti-modern day slavery unit? If so – since when?
2. How many crimes has the force recorded under the Modern Slavery Act over the last 2 years? (i) Between April 2016 and March 2017? (ii) Between April 2015 and March 2016?
3. How many charges were brought under the Modern Slavery Act over the last 2 years? (i) Between April 2016 and March 2017?
(ii) Between April 2015 and March 2016?
4. How many successful prosecutions have there been over the last 2 years under the Act?
I contacted our Special Crime Services and a Crime Management System (CMS) Administrator for assistance with your request. Following a search of their systems, they have provided me with the enclosed data and explanation of their search criteria/results.
The South Yorkshire Police Anti Slavery Unit went live in May 2017.
Questions 2 & 3
Included is a count of offences recorded under the Modern Slavery act, recorded on the CMS crime register for 2015/16 & 2016/17, broken down by the Home Office Offence Class and Offence outcome.
Please see the data attached.
South Yorkshire Police do not hold prosecution data but can provide you with the outcome of the offence as recorded on CMS.