Disclosure Details

Cautions - 375/13

Dated: 23 May 2013

Date of request:     08/05/2013

Date of response:   23/05/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 8 May  2013 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: 

The number of times that your force has given offenders "conditional cautions" (see below article for terms of reference) since the law that allows them to be used came into force last month.

In each case please detail the offence for which the offender was given the "conditional caution".

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319628/Soft-justice-storm-law-let-rapists-150-fine.html

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

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

Please note the data provided came from a live database and is valid only as at 1000hrs 14/05/2013. The data is taken from 07/04/2013 when The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2013 came into force via Statutory Instrument 801 2013.

1. 11

2.

Type of Offence Total
Common Assault 3
Criminal Damage 5
Fraud 2
Burglary - Attempt Theft 1
Total 11

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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