Licenced premises - 144/19

Date Responded 20 February 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:

Could I please be provided with details of all reported crimes at licensed premises  in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 where a/the suspect's job title was listed as either 'door staff', 'bouncer' or 'security guard'.

Could each the details of each report include the following:


1) The date and approximate location of the report

2) The nature of the complaint against the suspect(s)

3) The outcome of any investigation i.e. nfa/arrests/charges/convictions


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.


The below should be noted.

The search limits of systems used to extract this information should be noted as below. It is highly likely therefore that this information is inaccurate or incomplete and should be viewed as such.

Searches were made on the central database for the keywords 'door staff', 'bouncer' or 'security guard' in the MO of the crime. 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.  Searches were also made on the ‘occupation’ field for 'door staff', 'bouncer' or 'security guard'.  It should also be noted that the occupation is not a mandatory field and that the field does not hold a historic record of the occupation.  The occupation field will have been accurate at the time of completion but this could relate to a crime either before or after the crime it is attached to in this data.  The results were then manually reviewed to determine when the 'door staff', 'bouncer' or 'security guard were a suspect. 

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.

With the above in mind please see the attached.

FOI 144/19

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