Honour Based Violence - 587/12
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 16/07/2012
Date of response: 30/07/2012
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 16th July 2012 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.
How many incidents flagged as ‘honour’ based violence were reported to your police force in 2011?
How many crimes flagged using the CPS ‘honour’ based violence flag were recorded by your police force in 2011, and how many of these led to criminal charges being pressed?
How many convictions for crimes flagged using the CPS ‘honour’ based violence flag were secured by your police force in 2011?
How many crimes flagged using the CPS forced marriage flag were recorded by your police force in 2011, and how many of these led to criminal charges being pressed?
How many convictions for crimes flagged using the CPS forced marriage violence flag were secured by your police force in 2011?
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
As advised earlier, this request has been aggregated with your previous request, FOI 536/12 - Honour Based Violence, due to the cost and time implications as it refers to the same subject area.
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, in part, by Northumbria Police.
I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.
1. There are a total of 49 incidents of honour based violence recorded for the 2011 period.
2-5. Northumbria Police hold no information in relation to these parts of your request. As you are seeking CPS information you will need to direct these questions to them, as we do not have access to their systems.
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