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.
Specifically, I would like to know how many offences have been recorded under the new non-fatal strangulation offence (s75A Serious Crime Act 2015 (as amended by Domestic Abuse Act 2021), since it was introduced in June 2022. Please provide the following information:
1. How many crimes of non-fatal strangulation (s75A Serious Crime Act 2015) have you recorded between 7 June 2022 and 14 August 2023?
2. Please provide a breakdown of victims and offenders/suspects for non-live by:
a. Sex/gender (how many female victims, how many male victims, how many unknown and same for offenders/suspects
b. Age group for victims and suspects (16-24, 25-39, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+)
c. Ethnicity of victims and suspects (using usual HO categories or whatever you use to organise ethnicity)
3 Breakdown of case outcomes: for non-live cases, how many arrests, charges only .
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.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.
Non Fatal strangulation - 1326/23
FOI 1326-23 - Non-fatal strangulation- P.pdf