Disclosure Details

Community resolution - 055/14

Dated: 31 Jan 2014

Date of request:    16/01/2014

Date of response:  31/01/2014

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

Thank you for your email dated 16 January 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: 

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions:
1. How many Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions has your force recorded for young people (under 18) in 2012-13 and year to date 2013-14?
2. For each year, please provide a breakdown of the crimes for which the Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions were recorded ie 12 criminal damage, 24 theft.
3. In total how many young people have been arrested by your force in 2012-13 and year to date 2013-14?
4. And how many young people have been charged with offences by your force over the same period, ie not dealt with by way of Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions?
In case this is unclear, Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions are now included as a crime outcome under Home Office counting rules.

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.

Please note the information provided in response to questions 1 and 2 relates to the number of offenders in 2012/13 and so far in 2013/14, who are aged under 18 years of age and have been given a Community Resolution (including Restorative Interventions).

The response to questions 3 and 4 relates to the total number of arrests of those aged under 18 years old in 2012/13 and so far in 2013/14, and the number of these offenders who were then charged. These do not include  'Summons' and 'TICs'.

2012/13 - 868
2013/14 - 743


2012/13 2013/14 Total
Burglary 2 8 10
Criminal Damage 196 155 351
Drug Crime 0 5 5
Fraud and Forgery 3 2 5
Public disorder 20 20 40
Sexual offences 0 1 1
Theft and handling 500 429 929
Vehicle crime 4 2 6
Violence against the person 143 121 264
Total 868 743 1,611

2012/13 - 6,316
2013/14 - 5,092

2012/13 - 1,811
2013/14 - 1,244

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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