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Date Responded 10 April 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:

Q1. How many arrests of children aged 17 years and under were made by your police force from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017?

Q2. 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)

Q3. Please break the figures down by gender (e.g. Male – 402 arrests; Female – 161 arrests)

Q4. Please break the figures down by ethnicity into the ethnic groupings listed below. 

We understand that many forces use the officer identified "IC" codes at arrest stage and have therefore indicated below which of our categories each IC code falls into: 

1.         White: to include the the IC codes: White – North European IC1; and White – South European IC2

2.         Black: to include the the IC code: Black IC3

3.         Asian: to include the the IC code: Asian IC4

4.         Other: to include the the IC codes: Chinese, Japanese, or South East Asian IC5; and Middle Eastern IC6

5.         Unknown or unrecorded 

(e.g. White – 450 arrests; Black - 355 arrests; Asian - 165 arrests; Other – 100 arrests; Unknown or unrecorded – 25 arrests) 

Q5: Please advise what codes your force uses to record ethnicity for child arrests e.g. Officer identified IC codes (6+1), Self defined Ethnicity codes (16 + 1) or other. Please provide a full list of all codes used.

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 was downloaded from the arrests table in the central database and filtered using the DOB to find the age at the time of the arrest.  The remaining data was then filtered to get the results required. 

With the above in mind I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

1.  2440

2.

Age

Arrests

10

7

11

10

12

66

13

202

14

353

15

439

16

629

17

734

Total

2440

3.

Gender

Arrests

Male

1888

Female

552

Total

2440

4.

Ethnicity

Arrests

IC1

2276

IC2

22

IC3

48

IC4

55

IC5

6

IC6

6

IC0

27

Total

2440

5.

Code

Description

IC1

North European

IC2

South European

IC3

Afro/Caribbean

IC4

Asian

IC5

Oriental

IC6

Arabian

IC0

Mixed Heritage

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