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Date Responded 31 January 2023

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:


1. How many complaints has your Professional Standards team received of officers and staff reported for sexism against women and/or misogyny, from January 2018 to December 2022?
2. How many of these reports were made by police officers and staff?
3. How many of these cases resulted in disciplinary action?

In Response:


Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Professional Standards Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The following information has been extracted from a ‘live’ database and may be subject to the addition and deletion of complaints, complainants and subjects after the initial extraction of data used for the purposes of this request.
It should also be noted that some cases will be ongoing.

Data has been checked for allegations recorded between 01/01/2018 to 30/11/2022 for matters relating to sexism against women and/or misogyny by Police Officers and Police Staff.

1. Total of 12 complaints and 9 misconduct issues made within the date parameters
2. 9
3. 5 cases


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