Under 10s - 460/11
Dated: 14 Jun 2010
Date of request: 20/06/2011
Date of response: 24/06/2011
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your email dated 17th June 2011 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.
How many incidents has the force dealt with involving children under the age of ten committing criminal offences? Please provide separate figures for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 so far, and in each case specify the following:
- The age of the child
- The month the offence took place
- Whether the child was arrested
- What the alleged offence or offences were.
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 have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full as follows.
2008 - There is one offence of Criminal Damage recorded as having been committed in January of that year by a 9 year old, who had originally been arrested.
2009 - There are no criminal offences recorded as having been committed by an offender under the age of 10 years.
2010 - There are no criminal offences recorded as having been committed by an offender under the age of 10 years.
2011 - Up to 20th June 2011, there are no criminal offences recorded as having been committed by an offender under the age of 10 years.
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