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Date Responded 25 May 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:

For the time period 01/01/2014 to 05/05/2018; Please can you provide the number of arrests against individuals whose occupation is recorded as either ‘security employee’ or ‘Doorman’. Please, can you break this data down for each calendar year and by offence recorded group (e.g. violence / arson / burglary etc), and I would also like to have as much information as possible about the individuals; such as age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and location. In cases where names can be disclosed, I would also be very grateful for this information

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 attached however the following caveats should be noted.

Searches were made on  the occupation field in the arrest table.  This field is not very reliable as it is not always updated on subsequent arrests, therefore a suspect who has been arrested more than once may have his previous occupation recorded.  In addition to this, occupation is not a mandatory field so it will not always be completed.  Additionally  this type of occupation could be a part time job and the occupation listed is the suspects full-time occupation rather than the part time role.

We therefore cannot confirm the accuracy of the information, however it is as held/recorded at the time of your submission

The information has been presented in a way which avoids the use of exemptions being applied to withhold.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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