Disclosure Details

ASB - 948/12

Dated: 20 Dec 2012

Date of request:      01/12/2012

Date of response:   20/12/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 1 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.

You asked: 

The information I am requesting is details of Anti Social Behaviour in Houghton-Le-Spring between 1st April 2011 and 31st March 2012. If possible the data fields I require are:
Type of ASB
Date of offence

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 Sunderland Area Command of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

As advised earlier we are unable to provide a breakdown to the date of the offence.  You confirmed that you were happy to receive a monthly breakdown of the information.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as attached below.

  • Nuisance ASB is where an act causes annoyance or inconvenience, rather than being deliberately targeted at an individual or group.

  • Personal ASB is where the victim, caller, contact handler or anyone else perceives the incident to be deliberately targeted at an individual or a group of individuals; or has an impact on an individual or group which has such an effect that the ASB should be treated as though ‘deliberately targeted’.

  • Environmental ASB deals with the impact an incident has on the location in which it occurs.  It will include natural, built and social environments.

Please note: These figures are for the entire sector which includes Penshaw, Shiney Row, Fencehouses, Houghton, Hetton, East Rainton, Low Moorsley and Easington Lane.

More information on initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area are available on the Northumbria Police website: www.northumbria.police.uk

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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