Disclosure Details

Stalking - 501/16

Dated: 27 Apr 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 17 April  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:

1. In total, how many incidents of stalking were recorded in your force area under The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 between 1st April 2014 and 31st December 2015? Please break down as follows:

Stalking incidents - 1st  April 2014 – 31st March 2015

1st April 2015 – 31st December 2015

Total 

2. Of these offences, please provide the total numbers for the following variables:

Perpetrator Gender male female

1st  April 2014 – 31st March 2015

1st April 2015 – 31st December 2015

Total

Perpetrator age Total number

Under 16

17-20

21-30

31-40

41-50

51-60

61-70

71-80

81-90

91-100

100 or older

Total

Relationship to victim Total number

Spouse

Ex-partner

Acquaintance

Friend

Other relative

Stranger

Unknown

Total

 

Victim gender

male female

1st  April 2014 – 31st March 2015

1st April 2015 – 31st December 2015

Total

Victim age Total number

Under 16

17-20

21-30

31-40

41-50

51-60

61-70

71-80

81-90

91-100

100 or older

Total

 

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 am able to disclose the located information to you as attached below.

The response provided below is based on crimes recorded between 01/04/2014 and 31/12/2015 for the following offences:

- Stalking involving fear of violence

- Stalking involving serious alarm/distress

- Pursue course of conduct in breach of S.1(1) which amounts to stalking

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.

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.

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.

Downloads

FOI 501-16