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Domestic Violence Protection Notices - 530/20

Date Responded 29 April 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:

  1. How many Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) were issued per year in: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (to date);
  2. How many DVPNs were breached per year in: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (to date);
  3. How many Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) were granted per year in: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (to date);
  4. How many DVPOs were breached per year in: 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (to date).

In Response:

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 the below noted.

- One individual may breach a DVPN or DVPO multiple times

- DVPOs are all based on a DVPN

- "Cancelled" DVPNs have been included within this, as they should have been issued prior to cancellation

- This information is held in a monthly format; Its provided  up to and including 31/03/2020.

 

2019

DVPN

Issued

263

 

 

Breached

13

 

DVPO

Issued

212

 

 

Breached

53

       

2020

DVPN

Issued

88

 

 

Breached

5

 

DVPO

Issued

76

 

 

Breached

18

 

With regards to the years 2016/17/18 the below exemption is relevant.

As the information you have requested at these parts 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.

This information has been asked for previously, released and published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log.  FOI 338/19 refers

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