Disclosure Details

Driving Offences - 708/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:   13/09/2012

Date of response:   24/09/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 13 September 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: 

A list of driving offence (those committed by drivers) in the past three years, including the age of those arrested and the crime they were arrested for, whether it is drink driving related or prosecuted for speeding etc. I am particularly interested in those committed by those under the age of 18 and those over the age of 75. 

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.

Please note that the results for this FOI are based on searching for all the people arrested over the last three financial years for "Driving Offences".

The results of this have been grouped to show how many were under 18 years of age, between 18 and 75 years of age and over 75 years of age, separately for each year including the type of offence committed which lead to an arrest being made.

With the above in mind please see the below attached.



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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