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Dear Northumbria Police,

I would like a record of how many cases there has been for burglaries, criminal damage to property and hate crimes for the year of 2019.
As well as the number of reports I’d also like to know the average response time for an officer to attend the scene for each of the above crimes.
Finally I’d like the average time taken for each type of crime to be considered closed, and the percentage of cases that have resulted in prosecution.

Yours faithfully,
Jim Taylor

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

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

 

Thank you for your email dated 8 May 2020 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:

 

1. I would like a record of how many cases there has been for burglaries,
criminal damage to property and hate crimes for the year of 2019.

2. As well as the number of reports I’d also like to know the average
response time for an officer to attend the scene for each of the above
crimes.

3. Finally I’d like the average time taken for each type of crime to be
considered closed, and the percentage of cases that have resulted in
prosecution.

 

 

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 within
Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested
is held in part by Northumbria Police.

 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 

1.

 

Burglaries 7940
Criminal Damage * 17986
Hate Crime 2840

 

*To note - "Criminal damage to property" as stated in this submission has
been defined as any of the following for the purpose of extracting a
response:

Arson endangering life

Arson not endangering life

Criminal damage to a dwelling (local sub-code re part 058/00)

Criminal damage to a motor vehicle

Damage OTD

Damage to a boat

Damage to a telephone

Damage to a tram or train

Racially aggravated criminal damage to a building other than a dwelling
(local sub-code re part 058/01)

Racially aggravated criminal damage to a vehicle (local sub-code re part
058/01)

Racially aggravated damage to a dwelling (local sub-code re part 058/01)

Racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage to a building other
than a dwelling (local sub-code re part  058/03)

Racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage to a dwelling (local
sub-code re part 058/03)

Racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage to a vehicle (local
sub-code re part 058/03)

Racially or religiously aggravated other criminal damage (local sub-code
re part 058/03)

Religiously aggravated criminal damage to a building other than a dwelling
(local sub-code re part 058/02)

Religiously aggravated other criminal damage (local sub-code re part
058/02)

 

2. No information held. We do not hold or calculate ‘average’ times, nor
or we obliged to do so just to provide a response to a request .

3. No information held. We do not hold or calculate ‘average’ times, or %
figures, nor or we obliged to do so just to provide a response to a
request .

 

 

 

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.

 

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish
information via the Disclosure Log. The aim of the Disclosure Log is to
promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into
the public arena.

 

The Disclosure Log contains copies of some of the information that has
been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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 wider
public interest.

 

The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the
requester.

 

I have provided the relevant link below.

 

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handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
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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.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Michael Cleugh

Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor

 

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