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Date Responded 17 March 2020

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. I would like to request the number of offences that were categorised as an acid attack or corrosive fluid offence between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019 inclusive, broken down by month where possible; and
  2. The percentage and or number of said offences mentioned in 1. that were recorded as Violent Offences within the category ‘Violence Against the Person’ also broken down by month; and
  3. Where available the percentage and or number of said offences mentioned in 1. that were flagged as Hate Crimes also broken down by month; and
  4. The ethnicity, age and gender of victims of the said Violent Offences mentioned in 2. broken down by month; and
  5. The ethnicity, age and gender of suspects in the said Violent Offences mentioned in 2. broken down by month; and
  6. The outcomes of the said Violent Offences mentioned in 2. broken down by month; and
  7. Of the said positive outcomes mentioned in 6. the ethnicity, age and gender of suspects broken down by month.

In Response:

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

Please see the attached document which should satisfy the points raised in your request.

Acid attacks - 438/20

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