Disclosure Details

Theft of police property - 304/13

Dated: 07 May 2013

Date of request:     11/04/2013

Date of response:   07/05/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 11 April 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: 

My questions relate to the theft of property from the police. Can you please answer the following:

  1. How much property was stolen from the police in the year 2012 to 2013 ? I am happy to take this information in any form that you have recorded (e.g. by financial value or by number of items).

  2. What were the similar facts and figures for the years 2010 to 2011 and 2011 to 2012 ?

  3. Can you give me a list of all items stolen ? If not, can you give five examples of the most high-value items ?

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 that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

The information below has been extracted from searches for crimes since 2010 with a location of "police station" or "police premises".
Please note when the property value is not provided or is not known, it is often recorded as a nominal value of £1.  As a result it should not be assumed that this is the real value of the item stolen.

Financial Year Items Stolen Value
2010/11 Mp3 player £120
3 pairs of shoes £195
Toiletries £2
Cash £150
Cash £1
2011/12 Metal £50
Purse £300
Diabetes kit £60
2012/13 2 laptops £300
Mobile phone £100
Cash £25
Cash and wallet £250
Mobile phone £260
Handcuffs £1
Marker pen £1

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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