Disclosure Details

Cyber crimes - 760/16

Dated: 27 Jul 2016

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 30 June  2016 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions. 

You asked:

Please disclose the number of reported crimes given an "online" flag since April 2015. (My understanding is that an "online" flag is mandatory but if it is a "cyber" flag please disclose these)

1.Please provide a breakdown showing the type of crime reported which was given an "online" flag since April 2015. For example the HO offence category description.

2. Where known and if within the cost limit, please provide the outcome of the report - suspect charged, caution etc.

3. If within the cost limits, please disclose the total number of reported crimes given an "online" (or "cyber") flag between March 31, 2014, to March 31, 2015. 

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 below attached.

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.


FOI 760-16