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Date Responded 02 November 2018

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) Please can you tell me how many under 18s were arrested by your officers in the calendar years:

a. 2014

b. 2015

c. 2016

d. 2017

e. 2018 to date


2) Please can you breakdown the figures in the answer to Q1a-e by the:

i. Age

ii. Gender

iii. Ethnicity

iv. Crime


3) If possible within the cost limit could you please indicate the outcomes of the arrests in the answer for Q1a-e eg. Charged, NCA, bail etc

In Response:

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 Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

The data has been extracted using the arrest table.  This was then filtered to show only those people under the age of 18.   The data was then counted to reveal duplicates where there was more than one outcome for an offender for the same incident.  The data was then pivoted and the results recorded in the summary.  Each year is counted as a separate entity so the same person may be counted once in each of the five years requested. 

Additionally to note, there are 4 children who have been arrested under the age of 10. One was for breach of the peace, the other three were technical arrests.

With the above in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached

FOI 1025/18 - Arrests

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