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Communications Act Offences - 1009/22

Date Responded 27 July 2022

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:

The number of people that were arrested for the offence of 008/72 Offences under the Malicious Communications Act 1988) from 1 January 2016 only (broken down by year).

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

As advised in our acknowledgement email this request has been aggregated with your previous request (FOI 790/22) with regards to time constraints under the Act, as they refer to the same subject area.

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.

Year

Arrests

2016

32

2017

48

2018

77

2019

82

2020

119

2021

73

2022

45

Grand Total

476

 

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