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Motor Vehicle Offences - 393/20

Date Responded 17 March 2020

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:

I request the number of motor vehicle offences committed in your force area by suspects aged 18 and under for the last 5 years (if the data is held in financial years I am content to receive that, if not calendar years please), specifically the offences of

  • Aggravated vehicle taking
  • Theft of a vehicle
  • Causing death by aggravated vehicle taking
  • Taking a vehicle without consent/ unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle
  • Interfering with a vehicle
  • Theft from a vehicle

Please provide the total figures and a breakdown by year and age group in each offence category

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 with the below caveats noted.

This breakdown includes anyone listed against vehicle crime as the following: 

  • Accused
  • Decision Pending
  • Unknown Status

Only the specific crimes requested in the initial FOI have been counted here. These are:

  • 037/01   Aggravated taking where, owing to the driving of the vehicle, an accident occurs causing the death of any person
  • 037/02   Aggravated vehicle taking
  • 131/01   Aggravated Taking where the only aggravating factor is Criminal Damage of ú5,000 or under
  • 048/01   Theft of motor vehicle
  • 048/02   Taking a motor vehicle (local sub-code for TWOC)
  • 130/01   Custody Code - Unauthorised taking or driving of a motor vehicle (custody code)
  • 045/10   Stealing from motor vehicles
  • 126/00   Interference with motor vehicle
  • 825/06   Tampering with motor vehicles

The initial FOI requested "Taking a vehicle without consent/ unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle" - this falls under "Theft of a motor vehicle"

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 all the above noted please see the below results

   

Age

2015

Offence

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

 

Aggravated vehicle taking

 

 

 

 

1

3

6

11

8

 

Interference with motor vehicle

 

 

1

2

4

5

2

7

 

 

Stealing from motor vehicles

 

 

1

4

3

9

15

16

9

 

Taking a motor vehicle (local sub-code for TWOC)

 

 

1

1

1

9

12

14

19

 

Theft of motor vehicle

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

3

3

 

Total

 

 

3

7

10

28

36

51

39

                     
   

Age

2016

Offence

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

 

Aggravated vehicle taking

 

 

 

 

1

4

5

9

6

 

Interference with motor vehicle

 

 

 

 

1

3

3

6

2

 

Stealing from motor vehicles

1

2

3

5

8

5

11

12

6

 

Taking a motor vehicle (local sub-code for TWOC)

 

2

1

 

3

13

9

11

6

 

Theft of motor vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

2

1

 

Total

1

4

4

5

13

27

30

40

21

                     
   

Age

2017

Offence

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

 

Aggravated vehicle taking

 

 

1

 

3

1

5

4

7

 

Interference with motor vehicle

 

2

4

6

9

2

8

3

5

 

Stealing from motor vehicles

 

 

4

7

14

 

9

7

7

 

Taking a motor vehicle (local sub-code for TWOC)

 

 

 

1

2

6

1

6

12

 

Theft of motor vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

1

5

 

Total

 

2

9

14

28

12

25

21

36

                     
   

Age

2018

Offence

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

 

Aggravated vehicle taking

 

 

 

 

3

 

1

5

4

 

Custody Code - Unauthorised taking or driving of a motor vehicle (custody code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Interference with motor vehicle

 

 

 

1

1

5

6

4

 

 

Stealing from motor vehicles

 

1

 

2

2

4

9

15

3

 

Taking a motor vehicle (local sub-code for TWOC)

 

 

1

3

6

8

11

10

8

 

Theft of motor vehicle

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

2

 

 

Total

 

1

1

7

13

17

30

36

15

                     
   

Age

2019

Offence

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

 

Aggravated vehicle taking

 

 

 

 

1

 

4

2

2

 

Custody Code - Unauthorised taking or driving of a motor vehicle (custody code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

 

Interference with motor vehicle

 

 

 

1

 

3

3

2

10

 

Stealing from motor vehicles

 

 

 

 

3

6

10

4

10

 

Taking a motor vehicle (local sub-code for TWOC)

 

 

2

3

4

4

51

10

10

 

Theft of motor vehicle

 

 

 

 

13

 

33

6

13

 

Total

 

 

2

4

21

13

102

26

46

                     
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