Disclosure Details

Violent Crimes - 281/12

Dated: 30 Jul 2015

Date of request:   13/03/2012

Date of response:   23/03/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 13 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: 

The information I am requesting is details of violent crimes that happened on Saturdays during 16th August 2008 to 24th May 2009, 15th August 2009 to 9th May 2010 and 14th August 2010 to 22nd May 2011 in the Newcastle Central Neighbourhood area. If possible the data fields I require are:

  • Date of offence

  • Time of offence

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.

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

As per your previous request, FOI 118/12, the below caveat still applies.

It should not be taken that these crimes were as a consequence of any football match on that day and should therefore not be attributed as such.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would expect that  you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

Please see the below attachment which answers your request.

The results are based on a search of the 'committed from' date, ie wherever this date was a Saturday between the periods requested.

Within the results the entries with times and dates in both the 'date/time from' and 'date/time to' fields were committed over a period of time.  Those with just times and dates in the 'date/time from' fields were committed at a specific time.  The 'date from' and 'time from' fields are blank for these crimes. 

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via the Disclosure Log.  The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.  The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.  I have provided the relevant link below:-

http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/index.asp

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 underour 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. 

Downloads

FOI Complaint Rights Procedure_tcm4-28029
FOI 281-12_tcm4-57319