Disclosure Details

Robbery - 457/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:     29/05/2012

Date of response:   21/06/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated  29th May 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: 

I would like information on the total number of recorded robberies of personal property (Offence Code 34B) that:
1. Occurred in a household and involved the presence of a weapon on the intruder

2. Resulted in a charge for the intruder
Please could you break the information down into the last 3 and a half years – dated as follows:
(a) Jan 2009 – Dec 2009
(b) Jan 2010 – Dec 2010
(c) Jan 2011 – Dec 2011
(d) Jan 2012 – April 2012

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 decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The response to this request has been based on crimes where the alleged offender had a weapon with them when entering the premises concerned, and where the offender was subsequently charged with an offence.

Searches made are as of the dates requested above.

2009 2010 2011 2012
Offences 10 19 19 2
Charged 6 8 4 0

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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