Date Responded 31 January 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:

For each of the past five financial years 2013/14, 14/15, 15/16,17/18,18/19 can I request the following information:

1. The number of arrests for cocaine possession.

2. The age and gender of each suspect

3.The exact offence (possession, possession with intent etc...)

4. The outcome (charge, caution etc...)

5.The date of arrest

I think possession of cocaine is recorded separately from possession of crack cocaine, if this is not the case could the two be separated?

You then clarified your time period as being 2014/15,15/16, 16/17,17/18,18/19

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 attached.

To note – the information provided is for cocaine only , as per your request.


Cocaine Arrests - 131/20

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