Disclosure Details

Crime disposals - 032/13

Dated: 21 Jan 2013

Date of request:      09/01/13

Date of response:   18/01/13

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

Thank you for your email dated 9 January 2013 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 by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

A.) I would like to know:
In 2012 how many cautions were handed out for the crime of:
1. robbery
2. burglary
3. sexual offences
4. fraud and forgery
5. theft and handling stolen goods
6. violence against the person
7. criminal damage
8. drug offences.
9. grievous bodily harm with intent
10. racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage

B.) I would like to know the same figures for 2011.

C.) In 2012 how many Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) were given for the
crime of:
1.  robbery
2. burglary
3. sexual offences
4. fraud and forgery
5. theft and handling stolen goods
6. violence against the person
7. criminal damage
8. drug offences.
9. grievous bodily harm with intent
10. racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage

D.) I would like to know the same figures for 2011.

E.) Does the force employ any kind of user satisfaction survey (USS)/
quality of service survey? If so- what percentage of victims of crime were
satisfied with the service they received in:
- 2010?
- 2011?
- 2012?
If you have a report from the survey I would like to see it.

In response:

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 Corporate Development and Criminal Justice Departments of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

A&B

Crime Type 2011 2012

Burglary

124 112
Criminal Damage 1064 847
Racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage 0 0
Drugs 1480 1376
Fraud & Forgery 337 312
Robbery 0 1
Sexual Offences 73 51
Theft & Handling Stolen Goods 2096 1846
Violence Against the Person 2869 2444
GBH with intent 1 0

C&D.

You should note that 1,2,3,4.6, 9,10 are not the offences for penalty notices for disorder
We have therefore given those offences which can attract a  PND

2012

5. Theft (retail under £200) total  531
7. Criminal damage (under £500) total 131
8. Drug offences (Cannabis) total  140

2011

5. Theft (retail under £200) total  656
7. Criminal damage (under £500) total 173
8. Drug offences (Cannabis) total  200

E.

As the information you have requested at this part is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

The User Satisfaction Survey is published and therefore in the public domain and freely available by a simple search on the Northumbria Police website.
To assist you further I have provided the link below.

http://www.northumbria.police.uk/

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.


How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

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