Disclosure Details

Driving Offences - 619/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:   31/07/2012

Date of response:   08/08/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 31 July 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: 

With regards to my recent FOI 487/12,  refers please can you supply :

In relation to questions 1 (the number of speeding tickets issued in your area in the last two months) and 2 (the number of speeding tickets in your area in the same two months i) five years ago, and ii) ten years ago), would it be possible for a breakdown of these figures into those supplied by officers and those by cameras?

Furthermore, the answer to question 5 (the total figures for these particular areas of interest for the past decade, perhaps by year?) does not include figures for uninsured drivers, would it also be possible to receive these as part of the answer to question 5?

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

As advised previously this request has been aggregated with your previous request, 487/12, due to time/cost implications under the Acts legislation.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with both the Criminal Justice Department and Fixed Penalty Unit 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.

1. Camera - 15,067 
Officer - 232
2. Camera - 12,416 
Officer - 538
5. The figures below are for disposals in relation to 'no insurance' (including charges, summons etc):-
2006 - 10,016
2007 - 7,752
2008 - 6,409
2009 - 5,339
2010 - 4,397
2011 - 4,956 



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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