Under 18's Arrested - 962/12
Dated: 19 Dec 2012
Date of request: 06/12/2012
Date of response: 19/12/2012
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 6 December 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.
1 a. The number of under 18-year-olds arrested in the Sunderland area command zone during 2012 (or most up to date figures as possible)
b. A breakdown in what crimes these arrests related to. (eg January 2012: 6 arrests for assault etc)
2. The number of under 18-year-olds arrested in the Sunderland area command zone during 2011.
3. The number of children 12-years-old or under arrested in the Sunderland area command zone during 2012 (or most up to date figures)
4. the number of children 12-years-old or under arrested in the Sunderland area command zone during 2011.
5. The number of under 18-year-olds arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs during the past two years in the Sunderland area command zone.
6. The number of under 18-year-olds arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm during the past two years in the Sunderland area command zone.
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 Sunderland Area Commands 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.
Figures for the period 2012 period are from 1st January - 16th December 2012.
1. a. 1471
b. See below attachment
You should note that this information will not broken down further and relevant exemptions may be applied to withhold.
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.
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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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