Vehicle Arson - 356/10
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 25/06/2010
Date of response: 30/06/2010
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 25 June 2010 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.
I would like information related to parking on Brighton Grove between Nuns Moor Road and Barrack Road. The specific questions are, within the last two would like to know how many reported cases of vehicle arson were reported during 2008 and how many were reported during 2009 in the area covered by Northumbria Police.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
For the two years requested, there were a total of 3,217 offences of Arson. As there is no system which allows us to identify this information for vehicles only, it has been necessary to manually read every individual crime report for each of the 3,217 offences.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete, it is important to bear this in mind when considering this data.
2008 - 905
2009 - 818
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