Disclosure Details

Crimes - 1052/16

Dated: 26 Oct 2016

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act') 

Thank you for your e mail dated 28 September  2016 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police. 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions. 

You asked:

How many police officers have committed crimes in each of the following years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.


We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Profesiional Standards Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

The following information has been extracted from a ‘live’ database and may be subject to the addition and deletion of complaints, complainants and subjects after the initial extraction of data used for the purposes of this request.

The information provided below relates to criminal convictions attached to conduct and prosecution cases recorded in the Professional Standards Department from 01/01/2012 to 30/09/16.  Please note that the information provided relates to police officers who were employed by Northumbria Police at the time of the incident. 

At the time of conviction some officers may have no longer been serving with the Force. 

The numbers below are for police officers who have been arrested and gone on to be convicted of that offence.

17 officers have committed crimes in the following years:

2012 – Eight

2013 – Three

2014 – Three

2015 – Three

2016 (up to 30/09/16) – Nil

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes. 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.