Disclosure Details

Anti social behaviour - 994/14

Dated: 10 Nov 2014

Date of request:     25/11/14

Date of response:   05/12/14

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

Thank you for your email dated 25 November 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: 

 I request I be provided with the following

Instances of Anti-social behaviour for the Denton Ward, or nearest policing area.

Please provide figures for ASB for all ages, and the figures for ASB where its recorded as being 'youth related' - for the purposes of this request please consider 'youth related' to mean 19 year olds and under, - for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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 follows.

You agreed the following information would be acceptable to you.

The information provided is based on reported incidents between 01/01/2012 and 30/11/2014 with an Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) final incident code, and a grid reference related to Denton ward in Newcastle.

Youth ASB has been identified using incident final codes 'Youth related (under 18)' and 'Youth & alcohol related'. Please note these codes are used where the perceived or actual age of the protagonists is under 18.

Total number of anti-social behaviour incidents (including youth ASB) reported in Denton ward, by year

2012 893
2013 732
2014* 552
Total 2,177

*up to 30/11/2014

Number of youth related anti-social behaviour incidents reported in Denton ward, by year.

2012 486
2013 358
2014* 247
Total 1,091

*up to 30/11/2014

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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