Disclosure Details

Road rage - 201/17

Dated: 08 Mar 2017

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 20 February 2017 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions. 

You asked:

In the years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 how many incidents contain the keywords 'road rage', 'driving aggressively'  or 'driving in a panic' in the first three lines of the incident? Please split by year.


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 am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

The information below is based upon searches of all incidents in the central database within the requested time period for the keywords 'road  rage',  'driving aggressively'  or 'driving in a panic'.

The results of those searches is as below.

Road Rage

2012 1

2013 0

2014 1

2015 2

2016 2 

Driving Aggressively

2012 10

2013 5

2014 14

2015 7

2016 19

2017 4 

Driving in a Panic 

2012 0

2013 0

2014 0

2015 0

2016 0


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. 

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.