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Adolescent to Parent Violence - 924/20

Date Responded 22 July 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:

The data I require is 1 years’ worth of data, covering the period from 01/06/19 to 31/05/20, for all recorded incidents of violence perpetrated by children aged 13-19 years towards their parents/step-parents, across the whole of your force. The offences include all violence against the person offences and criminal damage.

The specific data includes the following (in an anonymous format):
Overall count for the one year period
Breakdown of count by calendar month
Breakdown by offence type
Breakdown by gender of victims and perpetrators
Relationship (i.e. son-mother/step-mother, son-father/step-father, daughter-mother/step-mother, daughter-father/step-father)
Breakdown of age for victims and perpetrators

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within the Safeguarding Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. To note – not all the information requested is recorded. Where it is not, this is made clear in the below.

Breakdown of count by calendar month
June - 58
July - 74
August - 33
September - 50
October - 44
November - 50
December - 38
January – 58
February - 63
March - 39
April - 34
May - 28

Breakdown by offence type
Common assault – 152
Criminal damage – 127
S.47 assault – 40
Affray – 15
Public order S.4 – 10
Theft – 5
Assault emergency worker – 4
Threats to damage – 3
Public order S.5 – 3
Harassment fear of violence – 3
Offensive weapon – 3
Fraud by false representation – 2
Public order distress – 2
Threats to kill – 2
Burglary dwelling – 1
TWOC – 1

Breakdown by gender of perpetrators – to note - we do not record the gender of the victim
Male - 370
Female - 199

Relationship - to note - only the childs relationship is recorded.
Son – 343
Daughter – 175
Grandson – 21
Granddaughter – 17
Niece - 5
Step-daughter – 3

 

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