Disclosure Details

REACH Centres - 804/12

Dated: 06 Nov 2012

Date of request:   17/10/2012

Date of response:   29/10/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 17 October 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. Since the REACH centre opened in NEWCASTLE in October 2010 - how many people have been helped by the centre?

  2. Of those who've been helped - how many were women and how many were men?

  3. Of those who’ve been helped, how many opted to pursue their case through the courts?

  4. Of those who pursued their cases - how many have ended in a conviction?

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 Crime 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 as follows.

I have to advise that the Newcastle REACH centre was opened in October 2009, not October 2010, however the figures have been provided from October 2010 as requested due to the time implications as discussed.

It may also be of interest to you to know that REACH has been in existence for over 20 years.

The Information has been provided up to 23 October 2012.

  1. 649.

  2. 607 females and 42 males.

  3. 573.

  4. 51 convictions and 32 pending.

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:-


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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