Crime Reports - 90/11
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 02/02/2011
Date of response: 15/02/2011
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act').
Thank you for your email dated 2 February 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.
The number of criminal complaint files dealt with by your force. To clarify, by criminal complaint files I mean any report of crime. I am trying to establish what percentage of crimes are dealt with by non-court action
The number of these files dealt with by non-court action (such as cautions, fixed penalty notices and final warnings).
Please provide numbers for each of the last 3 financial years (08/09, 09/10 and 10/11).
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 decided to disclose the located information to you in full as follows:
The below table provides information concerning total crime and those crimes which are finalised without court involvement or action.
The 'Non-court Action' figure includes Cautions, Penalty Notices for Disorder and Cannabis Warnings.
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