Disclosure Details

Crime in Pharmacies - 217/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:   21/02/2012

Date of response:   13/03/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 21 February 2012 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: 

  1. The total number of crimes that occurred at premises registered as a pharmacy (which may be termed as a  "chemist" in location codes) between January 1 and December 31 2010

  2. How many shoplifting incidents occurred at a registered pharmacy between January 1 and December 31 2010?

  3. How many incidents of robbery, attempted robbery, or  burglary occurred at premises registered as a pharmacy (which may be  termed as a  "chemist" in location codes) in your area between October 22  and December 31 2010?

  4. How many assaults or violent crimes were committed at a registered pharmacy between October 22 and December 31 2010?

  5. Please can you supply details of the incidents described in points 3 and 4, including:
    a) time and date of reported crime
    b) if suspects were believed to be armed (and details of suspected weapons, eg knife, firearm)
    c) whether anyone was hurt
    d) The number of people proceeded against in relation to these incidents, and the type of proceeding that took place (charge, caution, etc).

Please repeat the above for 2011, however for points 3 and 4 I would like the information for January 2011 to December 2011 inclusive.

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 Department 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.

Please see the document attached below which answers your query in full.

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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