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Date Responded 13 June 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:

1/The annual number of murder offences for each of the last 5 full financial years ending with 2017/18.

2/The annual number of sanction detections for murder offences within 6 months of the day the murder occurred for each of the last 5 full financial years ending with 2017/18.

3/The annual number of sanction detections for murder offences within 1 year of the day the murder occurred for each of the last 5 full financial years ending with 2017/18.

On the 30th May you then changed your request to the below

1/The annual number of murder offences for each of the last 5 full financial years ending with 2017/18.

2/The annual number of charges for murder offences made within 6 months of the day the murder occurred for each of the last 5 full financial years ending with 2017/18. (The murder itself has to have taken place within the financial year).

3/The annual number of charges for murder offences made within 1 year of the day the murder occurred for each of the last 5 full financial years ending with 2017/18. (The murder itself has to have taken place within the financial year).

 

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Crime 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.

2013 – 2014

Murders – 14

Charged within 6 months – 11

Charged within 12 months – 11

 

2014 – 2015

Murders – 15

Charged within 6 months – 11

Charged within 12 months - 11

 

2015 – 2016

Murders – 10

Charged within 6 months – 9

Charged within 12 months - 9

 

2016 – 2017

Murders – 11

Charged within 6 months – 10

Charged within 12 months - 10

 

2017 – 2018

Murders – 10

Charged within 6 months – 8

Charged within 12 months - 8

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