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Date Responded 07 May 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:

  1. How many crimes were recorded by your force during the period 23rd March 2020 until 20th April 2020, where the victim's occupation was given as Nurse, Doctor, Paramedic, Police officer, Prison officer or just recorded as NHS
  2. Please provide the total number of crimes recorded and the nature of the crime eg theft assault etc etc

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 caveats below noted.

  • This data has been provided via a search of the victim occupation. This field is not mandatory, and as such may often not be completed for a variety of reasons. As such this data may not constitute the true number of such crimes.
  • Please note that "NHS" is not recorded as a victim occupation within those times.
  • Please note that occupations such as "staff nurse" or "dental nurse" have not been included within this count.
  • Please note that this information is based on the date the crime was recorded. Some of these crimes happened prior to the date period given.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to 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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Offence

Count

Assault by Beating

6

Assault with Injury

5

Assault with intent to cause serious harm

1

Assault without injury

7

Assault without injury on a constable

3

Criminal damage to a dwelling

1

Criminal damage to a vehicle

5

Harassment

2

Interfering with a motor vehicle

1

Non crime

1

Other criminal damage

1

Other theft

5

Public fear, alarm or distress

7

Racially or religiously aggravated public fear, alarm or distress

1

Sexual assault on a female aged 13 or over

2

Sexual assault on a female child under 13

1

Theft from the person

1

Theft from vehicle

7

Theft or unauthorised taking of a pedal cycle

1

 

 

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