Children Arrested - 739/21

Date Responded 15 June 2021

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. How many arrests of children aged 17 years and under were made by your police force from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020?

2. Please break the figures down by age (e.g. 17 years old – 105 arrests; 16 years old – 110 arrests; 15 years old – 74 arrests etc.)?

3. Please break the figures down by gender (e.g. Male – 402 arrests; Female – 161 arrests)?

4. Please break the figures down by ethnicity (e.g. White – 450 arrests; Black - 355 arrests; Asian - 165 arrests; Other – 100 arrests; Unknown or unrecorded – 25 arrests)?

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.

Overall Arrests 1833

Gender Female 416
Male 1416
Unknown/Not Stated 1

Age

10

2

 

11

9

 

12

42

 

13

147

 

14

232

 

15

360

 

16

463

 

17

578

     

Ethnicity

Asian or Asian British

35

 

Black or Black British

21

 

Chinese or other ethnic group

1

 

Mixed

16

 

White

1741

 

Not stated

19

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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