Disclosure Details

Mobile Phones - 484/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:      11/06/2012

Date of response:   25/026/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated  11th June 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: 

Please state what percentage of robberies, committed by children aged 10-17 (or the age bracket for which you determine children) in the last year or the most recent year from which information is available, involved just a mobile phone.

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 not held by Northumbria Police.
We do not hold figures in percentages and we are only obliged to provide the way we hold the information.
However we do hold statistics by which you can calculate the percentages yourself, which we have supplied below.

Please note that the results are based on searching for all crimes where the property stolen includes a mobile phone.

From this the offences of robbery have been selected and viewed to establish the age of the offender.

The information provided is for the financial year 2011/12

Aged 10 -17 years - 10
Those offenders over 17 years of age and those crimes which are currently undetected and the offenders age is not yet known - 146.

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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