Domestic abuse - 1059/16
Dated: 03 Nov 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 29 September 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.
1) The number of reports of domestic abuse-related crimes for each of the years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16. Please details the nature of the reported crime. (Such as, but not restricted to, 'Assault', 'Coercive control, e.t.c)
2) For each of these categories, how many of the reported victims were female and how many were male? (If gender is not given or clear, please include a third ''gender unspecified' category in the response).
3) For each of these categories, how many of the reported offenders were female and how many were male? (If gender is not given or clear, please include a third ''gender unspecified' category in the response).
4) For each of these categories, what was the outcome of the investigation.
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.
The information in this FOI is based on the number of domestic abuse crimes for the period 2010/11 until 2015/16.
Please note that under question 4 outcomes, at the beginning of 2014/15 there was a change in counting rules. The group (Undetected / Outcome not yet assigned) will contain offences prior to this date that are classified as undetected and since April 2014 where an outcome has yet to be assigned.
With the above in mind please see the below attached which answers your request in full.
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.
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