Disclosure Details

Taken Into Consideration - 180/13

Dated: 20 Mar 2013

Date of request:      28/02/2013

Date of response:   20/03/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 28 February 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: 

  1. Could you please provide a list of all crimes in 2012, 2011 and 2010 separately that were solved by the method of being 'taken into consideration' (or by any other term the method goes under)?

  2. Could you also provide as much detail as is held about the crime, as well as the age and gender of the criminal in question?

  3. Where someone has more than one TIC to their name could these be grouped together

  4. Could you please provide as a percentage how much of overall crime in a given year was solved by TIC or any similar method?justice and community resolution, broken down by offence description, in the following years: 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 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 today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows, however the below should be noted.

The data is based on crimes that were detected in each of the years – the crime itself may have been committed in an earlier period. Offender ages are based on the age at the time the crime was detected.
There are some instances where the same offender is shown as being different ages. This is simply due to them having TICs from that year before and after their birthday.

Please note that this list also includes multiple injured parties of the same incident (e.g criminal damage to a number of cars in a street).

With the above in mind please see the below attached which answers your request.

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 crime 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 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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