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.
Please can you provide details of the number of offences that you have recorded where the word "Brexit" is cited in the crime report or description of the offence. I would be grateful if you could break down the types of offences. Please could you search the data set and provide the information since June 23, 2016 - the date of the EU referendum.
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 in part by Northumbria Police.
All crimes created between 23/06/16 – 29/05/18, where the MO contained the word ‘BREXIT’, for whatever reason, are included.
With the above in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
Offence Type No. of Crimes
Public disorder 3
Less serious violence against the person 1