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Crimes at Alnwick Castle in 2018 - 1087/19

Date Responded 20 September 2019

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:

St. Cloud State University occupied space during the 2018 calendar year at Alnwick Castle, NE 66 1NQ, UK.

I would like to request crime statistics for the address listed above. Specifically, I am looking for 2018 crime statistics for the following crime categories:

  • Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter
  • Manslaughter by negligence
  • Sex offenses (rape, fondling, statutory rape and incest), Robbery, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Motor Vehicle Theft, Arson, Domestic violence, Dating violence, Stalking

In addition, I need to know if any of the above listed offenses were categorized as hate crimes.

In addition, I need to know if there were any incidents of larceny; simple assault; intimidation; vandalism or destruction of property, or other crimes involving bodily injury that were classified as hate crimes. If you provide me with statistics regarding hate crimes, I also need the category of prejudice for each hate crime according to the eight categories we are required to report, which includes race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity and disability.

I also need the statistics for arrests only for the following categories:

Liquor Law Violations

Drug Law Violations

Illegal Weapons Possession.

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 Area Command/s) 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.

During the period specified by your request, 2018, there were two offences recorded in the Alnwick Castle boundaries as follows:

  • One offence of theft from a safe in the Treehouse café
  • One offence of theft of a charity box from the entrance to Alnwick Gardens

Neither of these offences were categorised as hate crimes.

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