E-Scooter Incidents & Crimes - 002/21

Date Responded 19 January 2021

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. The number of crimes recorded by your force between 1/1/2020 and 31/12/2020 in which the initial incident detail mentions the word "e-scooter" or "electric scooter". Please provide a breakdown of these crimes including:
i) the month of the crime(s)
ii) the offence(s) recorded
iii) the investigation outcome
iv) a summary of the crime report describing the circumstances of the offence

2. The number of crimes recorded by your force between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019 in which the initial incident detail mentions the word "e-scooter" or "electric scooter". Please provide a breakdown of these crimes including:
i) the month of the crime
ii) the offence(s) recorded
iii) the investigation outcome
iv) a summary of the crime report describing the circumstances of the offence

3. The number of non-crimed incidents recorded by your force between 1/1/2020 and 31/12/2020 in which the initial incident detail mentions the word "e-scooter" or "electric scooter". Please provide a breakdown of these incident including:
i) the month of the incident
ii) a summary of the incident report

4. The number of non-crimed incidents recorded by your force between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019 in which the initial incident detail mentions the word "e-scooter" or "electric scooter". Please provide a breakdown of these incidents including:
i) the month of the incident
ii) a summary of the incident report

 

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.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

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


The data has been taken form the Central database using the crime and incident tables where the keywords were found in the first three lines of the incident description or the first 242 characters of the MO.

We are only able to search the first three lines of the incident description. It is possible that one of the keywords may feature later in the incident description but if so, that incident will not be captured in this dataset.

As with any keyword search, the search will only return exact matches within the Crime MO. This does not account for differences in terminology and/or spelling used. Also, we cannot search the crime investigation screens/additional information screens, if the terms are not used within the MO the crime will not be identified. The MO search is limited to the first 242 characters of the MO, any information beyond that will not be searched.

Questions 1 and 2 and questions 3 and 4 have been amalgamated in the tables.

Incidents have been removed where the crime generated is represented in the crime data (Question 1) so as not to have duplicates in the data.

With the above noted I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.

 

E-Scooter Incidents & Crimes - 002/21

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