Firearms offences - 1218/18

Date Responded 03 January 2019

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. For each of the last three financial years (15/16), (16/17) and (17/18) please state how many juveniles (children aged UNDER 18) did you arrest on suspicion of having committed a firearms offence?
  2. For the (17/18) year please provide a grid showing the number of arrests for each individual age from 10 to 17 inclusive.

By "firearms offences" I mean the following crimes with their Home Office coding:

                10A Possession of firearms with intent,

                10B Possession of firearms offences,

                81.3 Other firearms offences

                115 Firearms Act offences

              81.1 and 81.2 Firearms Offences

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.


2015/16 – 4

2016/17 – 4

2017/18 – 2.   1x16 year old, 1x17 year old.

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