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.
I am interested in purchasing a house on St Helen’s Street in Corbridge . have checked the crime rates in the area and it seems there is significant reports of criminal activity on that street every month. It appears to be a lot more than the average amount in Corbridge and I wonder if I could find out if there is a specific reason for this?
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.
We hold no information as to why the street in question has seemingly more crime than others, as per your submission.
Outside of the Act, I can advise that in general terms this could be down to obvious reasons such as the size of the street, the number of properties and if places where people congregate ie such as shops/pubs/takeaways etc are located on the street. It may be that you are comparing streets that significantly differ in size so the larger ones will inevitably have higher crimes or incidents recorded as occurring on them.
You may wish to visit the police.uk website which provides statistical information regarding crimes and incidents down to specific areas which you may find useful.