Crime Statistics - 28/10
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 15/01/2010
Date of response: 29/01/2010
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 15 January 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 to make a Freedom of Information request seeking crime statistics for South Tyneside for the periods:-
a) 1 December 2008 - 30 November 2009; b) 1 December 2003 - 30 November 2004.
I'm looking at the main topics you feature on the website:
a) Violence against the person; b) Robbery; c) Sexual offences
a) Theft of motor vehicle; b) Theft from motor vehicle; c) Vehicle interference
a) Burglary dwelling; b) Burglary other than dwelling
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
The table below contains information relevant to your request:-
|Crime||01/12/08 - 30/11/09||01/12/03 - 30/11/04|
|Violence Against The Person||1,855||2,372|
|Theft of Motor Vehicle||262||522|
|Theft from Motor Vehicle||522||956|
|Burglar Other Than Dwelling||626||1,229|
Police forces in the United Kingdom are routinely required to provide crime statistics to government bodies and the recording criteria is set nationally. However, the systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the crime data. It should be noted that for these reasons this force's response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other response you may receive.
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