Dear Northumbria Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request regarding cars stopped by the police while driving.

I’d like to request data specific to the area of Newcastle upon Tyne.

During these time periods:
01/04/2016 - 31/03/2017
01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019

Specifically, I’d like to request data on how many cars have been stopped while driving by the police. If this could be broken down by vehicle manufacturer, that would be fantastic.

If this could please be provided in a spreadsheet format, that would be ideal. Please feel free to get in touch if you require any clarification from myself!

Yours faithfully,

Russ Hunter

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Thank you for your email received today in which you make a request for information that Northumbria Police may hold in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are in the process of dealing with your request and a response should be provided to you by 14/01/2020 which is in accordance with the legislation.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Unit

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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 11 December 2019 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:

 

I’d like to make a request regarding cars stopped by the police while
driving.  I’d like to request data specific to the area of Newcastle upon
Tyne.

 

During these time periods:

01/04/2016 - 31/03/2017

01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018

01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019

 

Specifically, I’d like to request data on how many cars have been stopped
while driving by the police. If this could be broken down by vehicle
manufacturer, that would be fantastic.

 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

 

I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by
Northumbria Police.  A vehicle may be stopped by an officer just to advise
the driver of a light out, or advise of their driving.  This would not be
recorded anywhere and therefore we are unable to offer any definitive
response to your query.  Additionally we do not hold any data down to
‘vehicle manufacturer’.

 

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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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, attached.

 

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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the communities we serve.'

 

 

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