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Harassment cases in Jersey (FOI)

Harassment cases in Jersey (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 23 May 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please advise how many people have been charged yearly since the harassment law came in?


How many of the people charged have been convicted in court or sanctioned at parish hall for harassment or alternative charges? 


Please show the disposal split, for example fine, restraining order, prison and so on.


Please provide the number of harassment notices served yearly since the law came in. 

If it is not possible to provide all of this data, please provide the last two full years -2022 and 2023, and year to date.


Offences contrary to Article 3 of the Crime (Disorderly Conduct and Harassment) (Jersey) Law 2008 (a person pursues a course of conduct that amounts to harassment of another person) are included in the attached tables. Where cases are fewer than five (<5), precise numbers are being withheld to prevent possible identification of the individuals concerned and Article 25(2) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.


Please see attached Table 1.

Tables 1 and 2.pdf

B and C

Please see attached Table 2.


Not applicable.  Please see attached tables.


In line with national guidance, Harassment Notices or Police Information Notices (PINs) are no longer served by the States of Jersey Police. The earliest recorded Harassment Notice (or PIN) was issued in September 2020. During this period, a total of 287 such notices were served. Please refer to pages 44 to 49 in the following link for further explanation as to why they are no longer served:

Article applied

Article 25 - Personal information​

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

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