Font Size:
Speech:

Domestic Violence - 1210/20

Date Responded 21 August 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:

Requesting data on domestic violence between 2012 - 2020 in Northumberland:

  1. Total number of monthly call outs received relating to domestic violence between 2012-2020.
  2. Total number of monthly arrests relating to domestic violence between 2012-2020.
  3. Total number of monthly convictions relating to domestic violence between 2012-2020.

Requesting data on domestic violence between 2012 - 2020 in Newcastle Upon Tyne:

Total number of monthly call outs received relating to domestic violence between 2012-2020.

Total number of monthly arrests relating to domestic violence between 2012-2020.

Total number of monthly convictions relating to domestic violence between 2012-2020.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police, however cannot be disclosed for the following reasons.

To establish a response at points 3 and 6 alone would require approximately 25,000 arrest details to be located and manually reviewed to establish which resulted in a conviction as specified by your request.  Even at a conservative estimate of 5 minutes per record, which we have considered as reasonable, we have estimated that to extract this information would take over 2,000 hours, therefore Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act would apply.  This section does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request for information if the authority estimated that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit of 18 hours, equating to £450.00.

You should consider this to be a refusal notice under Section 17 of the Act for your request.

However, in order to provide you with some assistance, under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, an initial assessment of the information that may be provided within the time constraints would be questions 1, 2, 4 and 5 as outlined above.

If this would be useful, you may wish to refine and resubmit your request accordingly.

back to top