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Anti social behaviour - 1141/20

Date Responded 30 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:

In the Sunderland Echo recently it was stated that the top ten places for anti-social behaviour orders included Threlkeld Grove in Seaburn Dene with a total number of 7.

Are you able to break this down to house numbers or the reason why it was issued - ie parking?

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

It appears that the information published by the Sunderland Echo has been lifted from the Police.uk database.  This database is in the public domain and therefore open to all to view.

This database provides crime and incident figures down to various locations, and the street figures are classed as ‘on or near’ a location.  It does not necessarily mean that the incidents happened in the street named, hence the ‘or near’ caveat, and it does not necessarily mean that the information relates to residents of a street (the latter would not be considered for disclosure and would be fully exempt under Section 40 of the Act).

The antisocial behaviour instances are referenced on the database as ‘Includes personal, environmental and nuisance anti-social behaviour.’

The database is published and therefore available for all to view at https://www.police.uk/

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