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Date Responded 27 February 2018

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:

For the time period 12/08/2014 to 12/08/2017 please provide:

The number of reports of fly-tipping, vandalism and anti - social behaviour in the Fenham and Scotswood policing area.

Please also provide any action taken/outcomes -  ie arrest, charges etc. 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

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. 

The data for this FOI was obtained from the Central Database using both the Crime and incident tables.  ASB are incidents and fly-tipping and vandalism (Criminal Damage)  are crimes.  To note many ASB incidents may not result in a crime and many fly tipping incidents would be dealt with by the local authority, therefore the information provided by us in response to your query may not be an full and accurate representation.  You may wish to contact the relevant local authority to establish what is held by them. 

With the above in mind please see the attached. 

Further information regarding such issues and how to report them can be found on the Northumbria Police website, see below links for further. 

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/faqs/who_to_contact/who_to_contact_about_fly_tipping/ 

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/faqs/who_to_contact/who_to_contact_about_littergraffitidog_fouling/ 

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/advice_and_information/anti-social_behaviour/ 

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