Disclosure Details

Domestic Violence - 610/13

Dated: 22 Aug 2013

Date of request:     07/08/2013

Date of response:   22/08/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 7 August 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: 

For the years 2011 and 2012:

  1. Number of 999 calls for domestic violence?

  2. Number of arrests for domestic violence?

  3. Number of cautions for domestic violence?

  4. Number of domestic violence trained officers?

  5. Numbers and types of criminal offences under home office categories with a domestic violence flag

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 Communications, HR and Corporate Development Departments 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.

  1. The below are the number of incidents logs, created in response to a 999 call and there is a Domestic Abuse record attached.

    2011 - 18,953  
    2012 - 17,382

  2. 2011 - 3739   
    2012 - 3267

  3. 2011 - 912     
    2012 - 726 

  4. 2795 Police Officers have received “general awareness” training. This training is delivered to all officers and staff in public facing roles and provides awareness and guidance in relation to dealing with domestic abuse incidents.  56 Police Officers have received “specialist” training. This training is delivered to specialist Police Officer roles in the Preventing Vulnerable People team and builds upon existing skills in relation to dealing with domestic abuse.

Home Office Classification 2011 2012
Burglary 18 28
Criminal Damage 722 611
Drugs 0 2
Non crime 34 40
Other Offences 94 106
Robbery 3 4
Sexual offences 141 114
Theft and Handling Stolen goods 245 199
Violence Aginst the person 2910 2660

Further information regarding Domestic Abuse and support services can be found on the Northumbria Police website.
In order to assist further I have provided the following links which may be of interest to you.




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/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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