Disclosure Details

Items Stolen from Police - 857/12

Dated: 23 Nov 2012

Date of request:       01/11/2012

Date of response:   13/11/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 1 November 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.

You asked: 

Could you please supply me with a list of items stolen from police in the year 2012. Can you please include the objects stolen and the cost of replacing the item in question.

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 Finance 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.

Searches have been made on crimes where Northumbria Police is recorded as the victim as well as any offence which took place in a police premises.  The results given below are  for property which belonged to Northumbria Police, it does not include  offences where an employee may have had their own personal property stolen or where property may have been stolen during a ‘stinger’ operation.

The information provided is for the period 1 January 2012 to 31 October 2012

Laptop computer x 2 (both recovered)
10 x police helmets (some recovered).  Cost of replacement £28
Sign (recovered)
Copper cable - value recorded as  £1500
Cycle seat. Cost of replacement £15
Handcuffs.  Cost of replacement £16.95
Pen.  £1

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 crime 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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