Thefts - 071/13
Dated: 01 Feb 2013
Date of request: 22/01/13
Date of response: 01/02/13
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 22 January 2013 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.
The number of art and antiques thefts reported to the force in 2011 and 2012. Broken down into: - works of art/ pictures - Sculptures -coins/medals - it would be great to get the figures broken down by year and by category. If, a monthly breakdown is also possible that would be really helpful.
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 have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows
Please note the results are based on the number of crimes where an item of property stolen is recorded as either art / pictures, sculptures, coins / medals.
The resulting crimes and incidents have been individually viewed to ensure where recorded that the item is classed as an antique. Where it is not obvious whether the item is an antique or not the crimes have been included in the attached results.
With the above in mind, please see the 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 crime 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.
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