Crimes at Universities - 608/18

Date Responded 27 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:

1. In relation to the 15th September 2017 to the 14th October 2017 please state how many crimes were logged by your force where university was recorded as being mentioned in the offence? [Note: I would hope that this could be achieved by a computer search on the MO of crimes for the words "university".

2. Please provide me with a table showing a breakdown of the crimes from Q.1 that are `linked’ to "university" by its mention in the MO?

3. Taking the month of October 2017 please provide me with copies of the first 7 MOs that mention university.

[Note: To avoid falling into an exemption I am content for names, ages, geography or any other personal detail to be redacted].

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.

Data was collated through a search of all crimes created between 15/09/17 - 14/10/17 where the MO contained the word 'university.'

The results of these searches is as below.


Crimes            Offence type 

3                      Theft of a pedal cycle

1                      Public disorder

1                      Theft from a person

1                      Drug - possession

1                      Other theft and handling


3. 4  crimes  meet criteria at this point:

Known male found in possession of small bag of MDMA; detained by security staff from university and police were called       

Unknown offender approach unattended locked bike on university site. Remove rear wheel from bike which was not secured to the lock. Steal wheel

Ip leaves pedal cycle locked and secure in bike shed at university cut padlocks remove pedal cycle make off unseen in u/k direction stealing pedal cycle

U/k offender/s steal locked and secured pedal cycle from bicycle racks outside university and make off from the scene.

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