Officer assaults - 1109/22

Date Responded 18 August 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. What is the total number of assaults against police officers for each of the last ten years?

2. What year did your police service introduce body-worn cameras?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within 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 regards to point 1 up to the year 2018 I respond as follows.

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information. This information has been asked for previously, released and is published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log. FOI 1050/19 .

With regards to the remainder I respond as follows.

2019 703
2020 934
2021 881
2022 447

 

2. As the information you have requested at this part is also accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information. This information has been asked for previously, released and is published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log. FOI 514/18 refers.

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