Date Responded 22 July 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:

Since  23/03/20 to 29/06/20 how many bicycle thefts were recorded in Northern Area Command.

Please supply same for the same time period in 2019.

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.

There is a specific offence of theft of a bicycle, however, there are other offences where a bicycle was included as property that was stolen.  These offences include burglary, robbery and other types of theft.  All are included in the figures below.

2019 – 191

2020 – 126


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