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Non Fatal strangulation - 1326/23

Date Responded 01 September 2023

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:

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 .

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.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.

Non Fatal strangulation - 1326/23

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