Date Responded 29 January 2019

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:

  1. What were the total number of cat theft crimes in 2018?
  2. What was the outcome (charge/summons, community resolution, active investigation, evidential difficulties, no suspect identified) for each cat theft crime in 2018?
  3. Please list specific cat breed types with amounts (stolen in 2018) - or 'breed unrecorded' or 'mixed breed'?


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 follows.






Evidential Difficulties


Investigation Complete - No suspect identified


Victim declines or is unable to identify suspect


Not yet recorded





3 All of the cats stolen were breed unrecorded.

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