Incidents in Cemeteries & Graveyards - 872/11
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 03/11/2011
Date of response: 22/11/2011
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 3 November 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.
Could you please tell me the number of incidents of theft and vandalism (both alleged and proven if possible) in graveyards and cemeteries in your policing area in the last 12 full months prior to receipt of this email, specifically between November 2010 and October 2011.
I would also like a breakdown of what has been reported stolen or vandalised – whether that is headstones, benches, ornaments etc. (If it is in your ability to expand)
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.
In total for the period specified there are 26 reported incidents which have been recorded as a crime - 18 reports of theft and 8 reports of damage. These are presented below in the attached spreadsheet.
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