Disclosure Details

Prolific Offenders - 304/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:   20/03/2012

Date of response:   20/04/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 20 March 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 number of Prolific and Priority Offenders (PPOs) in your police force area;

  2. The percentage of them at present  in custody (i.e. prison);

  3. On licence from prison;

  4. On a community order;

  5. At liberty;

  6. Any analysis conducted by the force of how offenders or PPOs being in or out of prison impacts on the crime in your force area;

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 Criminal Justice Department 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.
Please note this information is not held in percentages.  The statistics given below will enable you to convert accordingly.

  1. 256

  2. 108

  3. 30

  4. 71

  5. Those not on Licence or Community Order - 47

  6. No information held. Such information is not collated.

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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