Child Abduction - 475/11
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 15/06/2011
Date of response: 14/07/2011
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your email dated 15th 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.
I’d like to request information on your forces use of Section 2 Child Abduction warning notices.
Please tell me how many of these notices were issued by your force for the past 5 years ie; January 2006 – December 2006, January 2007 – December 2007, January 2008 – December 2008, January 2009 – December 2009, January 2010 - December 2010.
Can you supply me with a breakdown by ethnicity of those issued with the notices for example, White British. Can you also supply a breakdown by ethnicity of those who are the subjects of the notice.
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 Crime 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 as follows.
Please note there may be a single recipient of multiple warnings and the information below is as recorded on the relevant system.
|Dates||Number of warnings||Ethnicity of issued||Ethnicity of subjects|
|Jan 06-Dec 06||0||N/a||N/a|
|Jan 07-Dec 07||0||N/a||N/a|
|Jan 08-Dec 08||0||N/a||N/a|
|Jan 09 - Dec 09||10||4 White European||9 White European 1 Unknown|
|Jan 10-Dec 10||13||8 White European||13 White Eurpoean|
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