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ATMs theft and robberies - 330/18

Date Responded 24 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:

I am writing in order to find out the number of thefts/robberies that took place at ATM points in Northumbria in recent years, under the Freedom of Information Act. 

Please could you please give the number of ATM thefts/robberies that took place in the area covered by Northumbria Police, broken down by the year and the location of the individual ATMs: 

1.         In 2007

2.         In 2008

3.         In 2009

4.         In 2010

5.         In 2011

6.         In 2012

7.         In 2013

8.         In 2014

9.         In 2015

10.       In 2016

11.       In 2017

12.       In 2018 (the months recorded so far) 

Any further detail of the individual crimes recorded would be appreciated.  To clarify, I’m looking for the number of crimes that took place at individual cash points, so if it’s possible for the returned information to be broken down by type of crime (assault, robbery, etc.), that would be great, but if this causes the request to go beyond the time limit allowed then just the number of crimes overall at each cash point overall is fine. 

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. 

A search was conducted for all crimes created between 01/01/2007 and 31/03/2018, where the location of the crime was listed as 'cash dispenser.' These were then filtered for crimes which fall under the following Home Office classifications: theft and handling stolen goods, robbery or burglary.   As the request has asked for individual cash machines,  I have provided the area and address as recorded on the crime.  This is the closest we have to cash machine locations – however there may be multiple cash machines at one address.  As the address is manually input and the details available for each crime vary, it is possible the address for same cash machine may vary. I have also included a second table whereby the crimes at each address are broken down by offence grouping. 

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

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