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Mental Health Related Incidents - 061/22

Date Responded 28 January 2022

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. How many mental health-related incidents were recorded by your police force in 2021 (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)?
  2. How many of these incidents involved the use of section 136 of the Mental Health Act?

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.


  1. 22,189.
  2. 164
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