Response times - 070/15
Dated: 31 Jul 2015
Date of request: 20/01/15
Date of response: 03/02/15
Thank you for your email dated 20 January 2015 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
What was the average police response time (in minutes) to Grade 1 Incidents (Emergency) at Night (23:00 - 06:00) During 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014; 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013; 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2012; 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011.
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 Communications Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
The information provided is based on a median response time to grade 1 incidents during the hours of 23:00 and 06:00.
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 data. For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.
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