Disclosure Details

Crimes - 165/15

Dated: 05 Mar 2015

Date of request:      13/02/15

Date of response:    04/03/15

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

Thank you for your email dated 13 Febuary 2015 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 would like to request the following information in relation to crimes against the elderly.
 
More specifically, I would like to know:
 
1.How many cases of crime where the victim has been elderly (defined as aged 65 years and older) have been reported to Police during:
(1) 2005
(2) 2010
(3) 2012
(4) 2013
(5) 2014
(6) 2015 so far
 
2. For each year, please provide a breakdown by type of crime, for example, but not restricted to robbery, burglary, assault.
 
3. Please indicate, in each category, whether a suspect has been charged.

To clarify could I please request the information originally asked for, but excluding the year 2005
 

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 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.

The response is based on the victim being aged 65 or over at the earliest time from which the offence was committed, for crimes recorded in 2005 (between April and December), 2010, and 2012 to 22/02/2015. 

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.

Downloads

FOI Complaint Rights Procedure_tcm4-67103
FOI 165-15_tcm4-104342