Disclosure Details

Burglaries & RTCs - 300/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:   19/03/2012

Date of response:  23/03/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 19 March  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. Please can you forward me statistics, if possible on how many burglaries have happened in the Harton area in the last 12 months.

  2. Would you also be able to tell me how many road accidents have happened between Holmfield Avenue and Sunderland Road.

I am now keen to find out more about the area I live in and how crime has affected my area.

In response:

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 South Tyneside Area Command of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held, in part, by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

  1. As advised earlier, we have been able to provide statistics to sector level only, ie the sector which Harton falls within.  During the period from 20 March 2011 to 19 March 2012 there have been 21 burglaries.

  2. Tyne and Wear Traffic and Accident Data Unit (TADU) carry out the statistical function on behalf of Northumbria Police and they may be able to assist you with this part of your request.  Your request should be directed to them.

 In order to aid and assist you, we have provided contact details below:-

 Ian Abernethy
 TADU Co-ordinator
 Tyne and Wear Traffic and Accident Data Unit
 Transport and Highways Service
 Development and Enterprise
 Gateshead Council
 Civic Centre
 Regent Street
 NE8 1HH
 e-mail:  IanAbernethy@gateshead.gov.uk

The National Crime Map website provides helpful information about crime and policing in your area.  Enter your postcode, town, village or street into the search box and get instants access to street-level crime maps and data, as well as details of your local policing team and beat managers.  In order to aid and assist you further I have provided the relevant link below:-

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 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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