Door Staff Crimes - 068/20

Date Responded 03 February 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:

Could you please let me know how much alleged crime was recorded where the suspects job title included ‘door staff’, ‘security staff’ or ‘bouncer’ from 2012 - 2019?  And if possible, could you also let me know what disciplinary action was taken against licensed door supervisors if any?

After we sought clarity you stated you meant actual crimes recorded, as opposed to alleged crime, and by disciplinary action you meant charges given to the offenders

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, in part, by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows with the caveats below noted when viewing the figures.

This data spans from 01/04/2014 onwards - we are unable to provide this data prior to this point, as the Occupation field did not exist.  However, it should be noted that as it stands, the Occupation field is not mandatory, and may not be completed in any given case.  Therefore, it should be borne in mind that the data supplied may not be complete and there may be other cases which have not been included in the data due to the factors outlined above.

This data provided includes only those instances wherein the Occupation field contains one of the provided search terms.

Due to the limitations of our searches its likely therefore that the figures provided are not accurate

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

During this period there were six arrests where it was recorded the subject held one of the above job titles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Three of these cases led to a charge/summons.         

Three of these cases presented evidential difficulties and were not progressed.


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