Disclosure Details

Thefts from Hospitals - 593/12

Dated: 30 Jul 2015

Date of request:   20/07/2012

Date of response:   01/08/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 20 July 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: 

  1. What items have been stolen from the NHS in the Northumbria Police Force area in the last year?

  2. How much these items were worth?

  3. Whether or not they were recovered?

  4. If it is known where they ended up?

We contacted you and advised that we would only be able to supply info re items stolen where the location is recorded as being a hospital and that this would include NHS, private and other premised described as a hospital.  You confirmed that you were happy to accept the information we are able to provide.

In response:

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 decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

A search was conducted on crimes where the premises type is recorded as a hospital or where the address contains the word ‘hospital’.  The resulting crimes given below are where the ‘hospital’ was the victim i.e. the property belonged to the hospital itself.  The information does not include crimes where the victim/owner of the property was an employee of the hospital, a patient, contractor, visitor or a business co-located within the hospital.

Attempts to steal have not been included.

There are a number of entries for property where the value is stated as £1.  This is where the exact value of the item is not known and/or we have not been informed of the value.

With the above in mind please see the below attached document, which shows hospital crimes where the date allocated was between 01/07/11 and 30/06/12.

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via the Disclosure Log.  The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.  The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.  I have provided the relevant link below:-


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 underour 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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