Camera activations - 634/15
Dated: 10 Jul 2015
Date of request: 06/07/15
Date of response: 10/07/15
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 6 June 2015 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.
Taking the combined total for 2012, 2013 and 2014 calendar years, which three fixed position camera sites in your area were responsible for the issuing of the most activations. Please provide me with the position of the camera and the number of activations in that three year period.
Note: If it is easier to provide the data for the last three financial years ending with either the 2013/14 financial year or the 2014/15 financial year then I am content to accept that but please explain this in your 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 Fixed Penalty Unit 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 data provided is for the last 3 calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014
B1318 Great North Road/Junction with Moorfield, Newcastle - 14,220
A690 Durham Road, Sunderland - 11,147
B1318 Great North Road, Newcastle - 4,241
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