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.
- How many reports of domestic abuse were made via 999 were received between 23 March and 10 May in 2019 and the same dates for 2020.
- How many reports of domestic abuse were made via 101 were received between 23 March and 10 May in 2019 and the same dates for 2020.
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 in part by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
There are a number of lines coming into the communications room, 999, 101, secondary and non-reportable. The reported 101 calls are made up of 101 and secondary calls. The non-reportable line is not included in the reported 101 calls, however it is possible that some 101 calls may have been routed via the non-reportable line due to user error. The 'how reported' field in the incident table only splits call type into 999 or phone so it is not possible to state exactly how many of the calls were made via the 101 or secondary line. For that reason we are only able state the number of such calls that were made via the 999 line and can only answer question 1.
23/03/19 to 10/05/19 2,747
23/03/20 to 10/05/20 2,973