Disclosure Details

Burglary - 961/16

Dated: 29 Sep 2016

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 31 August 2016 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.How many burglaries have been reported in your force area in 13-14, 14-15, 15-16? 

2.How many of those reports have led to people being summonsed or charged 

3. How many remain open investigations?


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 Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

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

1. This information is based on the total number of recorded burglary offences (dwelling and other than dwelling)

2013/14 - 8338

2014/16 - 7584

2015/16 - 8216


2. This information is based on the above crimes resolved via a charge/summons.

2013/14 - 1221

2014/15 - 1001

2015/16 - 891


3. This information is based on how many of the the above crimes are still open ie  awaiting decision, further enquiries etc.

2013/14 - 0

2014/15 - 0

2015/16 - 63


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.