Date Responded 17 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. Stats from the Central Area Command level regarding the number of domestic abuse related offences reported in 2019 and 2020 with a breakdown by gender, age and ethnicity. Could you please provide information about both incidents of DV and also crimes flagged as DV, as separate figures.

2. Stats from the Central Area Command level regarding shoplifting offences from 2019 and 2020.

3. Stats regarding both ‘Mental health’ and ‘mental health related’ offences from the Central Area Command level from 2019 and 2020. Relating to this query, please could this data relate to mental health incidents, including detainments under mental health act, rather than notifiable crimes.

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 with the following caveats noted:

• One crime may have multiple victims, and as such the number of victims may not match the number of incidents or crimes.

• The way in which we record mental health incidents changed in April 2019, as such there is a notable disparity between the count of incidents before and after this point.

1.

 

2019

2020

   

2019

2020

DA Incidents

13276

13729

 

DA Crimes

8967

8556

Victim Gender

     

Victim Gender

   

F

10510

10825

 

F

6712

6239

M

2752

2880

 

M

1901

1938

U

14

24

 

U

357

383

Victim Age

     

Victim Age

   

0-16

57

67

 

0-16

148

116

17-20

808

993

 

17-20

767

651

21-30

3041

4003

 

21-30

2730

2487

31-40

2867

4044

 

31-40

2343

2338

41-50

1570

2414

 

41-50

1385

1399

51-60

1016

1303

 

51-60

804

725

61-70

393

585

 

61-70

289

329

71-80

158

197

 

71-80

105

85

81-90

42

89

 

81-90

36

39

90+

2

3

 

90-100

4

3

Unknown

20

31

 

Unknown

359

388

Victim Ethnicity

     

Victim Ethnicity

   

Asian or Asian British

627

629

 

Asian or Asian British

310

328

Black or Black British

235

203

 

Black or Black British

104

93

Mixed

42

44

 

Mixed

30

28

Other/Unknown

803

943

 

Other/Unknown

947

843

White

11569

11910

 

White

7579

7268

 

2.

 

2019

2020

Shoplifting

5509

3424

 

3.

 

2019

2020

Mental Health Related Incidents

7300

9337

S136 Arrests

85

51

 

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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