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Date Responded 14 February 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:

How many young people aged between 11-18 have been arrested for committing a crime in each calendar year 2013 – 2017 inclusive.

 After we sought clarity you confirmed that both 11 and 18 year olds were to be included in the figures.


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.

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

This data was extracted from the Arrests database and the age at the time of the crime was calculated using the date of birth and Date from fields.  The arrests counted were those where the age was greater than 10 and less than 19 at the time of the crime.

Year         Arrests   

2013         8155        

2014         7194        

2015         5247        

2016         4013        

2017         3313        


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