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Date Responded 11 February 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:

 

  1. From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, how many crimes* of child abduction by a parent (Home Office classification^ 13/1) were recorded in Northumbria Police?
  2. From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, how many crimes* of child abduction by other persons (Home Office classification^ 13/2) were recorded in Northumbria Police?
  3. From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, how many crimes* of kidnapping (Home Office classification^ 36/1) – when the victim was aged under 18 at the time of the offence – were recorded in Northumbria Police? Please note: we only want to collect data on 36/1 offences; not the other 36 sub-categories (36/2, 36/3, 36/4 etc.).
  4. From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, how many crimes* of child abduction by a parent (Home Office classification^ 13/1) were recorded in Northumbria Police?
  5. From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, how many crimes* of child abduction by other persons (Home Office classification^ 13/2) were recorded in Northumbria Police?
  6. From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, how many crimes* of kidnapping (Home Office classification^ 36/1) – when the victim was aged under 18 at the time of the offence – were recorded in Northumbria Police? Please note: we only want to collect data on 36/1 offences; not the other 36 sub-categories (36/2, 36/3, 36/4 etc.).

*I’m looking for information on crimes recorded rather than ‘incidents’.

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 in part by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows with the below  caveat noted.

Victim age is occasionally not recorded, and therefore Q3 and Q6 may be inaccurate.

  1. 2
  2. 18
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 25
  6. 1

 

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