Crimes against over 65's - 536/18

Date Responded 06 June 2018

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:

Annual figures (January to December) for the number of reported crimes committed against people aged 65 and over in Northumbria for the years 2017, 2016 and 2007.

A breakdown into categories of the types of crimes committed against people aged 65 and over for each of those three years.

In Response:

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 follows.

With regards to data for 2017 and 2016 the below exemption applies

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

 I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

 Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

Information for these years has been asked for previously, released and is published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log, FOI 413/18 refers and the link to the Log is provided below.

With regards to 2007 data I respond as attached.

To note -  Crimes were not recorded through Action Fraud in 2007 and therefore this category does not exist in 2007 data.


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