Disclosure Details

Theft - 415/14

Dated: 10 Jun 2014

Date of request:    15/05/2014

Date of response:  10/06/2014

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

Thank you for your email dated 15 May 2014  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. How many sheep have been stolen between October 1 to March 31 2013/2014?

  2. How many other forms of livestock were stolen between October 1 to March 31 2013/2014?

  3. How many tractors were stolen between October 1 to March 31 2013/2014?

  4. How many All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) i.e quad bikes were stolen between October 1 to March 31 2013/2014?

  5. How much other farm equipment was stolen since October 1 to March 31 2013/2014?

  6. How many thefts of red diesel or fuel in general were there between October 1 to March 31 2013/2014?

I'm happy with sheep cows pigs for livestock.
And the main farm equipment would be tractor, quad, ATV, mower.

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 Strategy and Performance 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.

  1. Between October 1 to March 31 2013/2014, 346 sheep and 141 lambs were reported stolen

  2. No other livestock was reported stolen

  3. No tractors were reported stolen

  4. Between October 1 to March 31 2013/2014, 13 ATVs or quad bikes were reported stolen

  5. No other farm equipment was reported stolen

  6. Between October 1 to March 31 2013/2014 there were 12 crimes where some form of fuel was stolen

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 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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