Date Responded 04 July 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:

1. For all crimes reported in the calendar year 2018 whose outcomes you have classed as 'investigation complete; no suspect identified', please provide the date on which the investigation started and the date on which it was classed as 'investigation complete; no suspect identified'.

If the investigation was started and concluded on the same day, if possible please state in addition the number of man-hours spent working on the case.

2. Please break this data down by these crime types and if possible the community safety partnership or local authority in which the crime took place:

•           Bicycle theft

•           Burglary

•           Criminal damage and arson

•           Drugs

•           Other crime

•           Other theft

•           Possession of weapons

•           Public order

•           Robbery

•           Shoplifting

•           Theft from the person

•           Vehicle crime

•           Violence and sexual offences

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.

With the below in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.

The table shows the number of days (numbers across the top of the table) before that decision was made, the numbers within the table are the number of times that occurred for specific offences.   For example, there were 230 times in Gateshead where the decision of ‘investigation complete, no suspect identified’ was made for burglary, and the decision was made in under 1 day.


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