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Date Responded 23 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 arrests have your police force made for the offences of supplying controlled drugs or possession with intent to supply controlled drugs in the last year (2019 calendar year) for young persons aged sixteen or under?
  2. Please provide if possible the figures for each age group i.e. ten, eleven, twelve etc and also broken down by gender for each of the two offences, breaking the alleged offences down by Class A and Class B drugs.
  3. For those children who were arrested AND were aged 13 or under please provide specific details on the charge they were arrested on and the exact type and class of drug they were alleged to have been involved with.

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.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows with the below noted.

A number of arrests were made for supplying/offering to supply a controlled drug wherein the Home Office code did not explicitly state the class or type of drug in question.

These have been included as "unstated"

Please note the definition of "charge" - an individual would be arrested on suspicion and then later charged.  As such Q3 has been answered using offences, rather than charges. Furthermore, note that an arrest may not always result in a charge.

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.

1&2.

Gender

Count

F

4

M

8

   

Age

Count

16

9

14

1

15

1

13

1

   

Class

Count

Class A

4

Class B

3

Unstated

5

 

3.

Charge

Supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug

Drug

Cannabis - Class B

 

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