Disclosure Details

Community resolutions - 311/15

Dated: 29 Apr 2015

Date of request:      23/03/15

Date of response:    29/04/15

Provision of informati11 held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated      2015 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: 

 Please could you release the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.

- Number of community resolutions issued since 1st Jan 2010 until 1st Jan 2015.
- All the data available on those community resolutions issued on cases involving sexual violence or offences sexual in nature since 1st Jan 2010 until 1st Jan 2015.

To clarify by 'all the data available' I mean I'm looking for the following information specifically:

- the allegation that started the community resolution process
- details of the outcome of the community resolution
- dates at which they occurred (the initial allegation and the outcome announced)

Further clarity from you on 30/03/15 advised:

- Date
- Status
- CRIME HO Group

This information would be sufficient for my purpose. I hope this helps you retrieve the necessary data.
Further clarity from you on 21/04/15 advised:
Just the statement/records of sexual offences will suffice in this case. Date of report logged, and any further details of the incident available.
Please do let me know the total number of community resolutions issued in the time period as well (just the number figure will do).   

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 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 attached below. 

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.

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/disclosure_log/foi_complaint_rights

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.


FOI Complaint Rights_tcm4-106398
FOI 311-15_tcm4-106703