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Date Responded 18 February 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. How many arrests of children aged 17 years and under were made by your police force from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019?
  2. Please break the figures down by age (e.g. 17 years old – 105 arrests; 16 years old – 110 arrests; 15 years old – 74 arrests etc.)
  3. Please break the figures down by gender (e.g. Male – 402 arrests; Female – 161 arrests)
  4. Please break the figures down by ethnicity (e.g. White – 450 arrests; Black - 355 arrests; Asian - 165 arrests; Other – 100 arrests; Unknown or unrecorded – 25 arrests)

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.

1&2

Age    Arrests

10          2

11        16

12        63

13      176

14      312

15      406

16      560

17      721

 

3.

Female – 551

Male – 1705

 

4.

Ethnicity

Arrests

Asian

34

Black

31

Chinese, Japanese, South East Asian

3

Middle Eastern

6

Other/Unknown

9

White - North European

2151

White - South European

22

 

 

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