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.
1. How many crimes were recorded by Northumbria Police in the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 so far?
2. Of the above, how many crime investigations were discontinued/not transferred for a secondary investigation after the initial report, investigation, and assessment, in accordance with the College of Policing APP guidance (Sections 2.1 and 4) on investigations? Please provide data for the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 so far.
3. If any crime investigations were discontinued/not transferred for a secondary investigation after their initial reports, investigations, and assessments, please state the number per Home Office Offence Code (from the Home Office offence classification index).
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, screened out crimes may subsequently be screened in, and vice versa, depending upon changes in information and evidence.
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