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.
- the number of recorded drug offences between January 20 and March 23, 2020?
- the number of recorded drug offences between March 23 and May 25, 2020?
- the number of recorded drug offences between March 23 and May 25, 2019?
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.
To note, to respond to your request as set out would mean that 23 March at points 1 and 2 would be counted twice and therefore figures would not be accurate. We have therefore responded to point 1 up to and including 22 March 2020 to ensure no misrepresentation of the figures.