Disclosure Details

Metal Thefts - 83/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request: 19/01/2012

Date of response: 16/02/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 19 January 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: 

  1. The  total number of metal thefts reported to your force since October 2010 and the total value of those thefts

  2. The  number  of metal thefts from churches or other religious buildings reported for the same period and the total value of those theft.

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

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

During the period between 1 October 2010 and 23 January 2012:-

  1. There have been a total of 5,994 metal thefts reported.  The total value of property stolen in those thefts was approximately £4,070,000.

  2. There have been a total of 142 metal thefts from churches or other religious buildings reported.  The total value of property stolen in those thefts was approximately £104,000.

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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