Date Responded 09 October 2018

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:

The total number of reported online crimes recorded as a Violence Against the Person offence – with a sub class of: Violence Without Injury (specifically: 3B – Threats to kill, 105B – Racially or Religiously Aggravated Assault without Injury) and Stalking and Harassment (specifically: 8L – Harassment, 8M – Racially or Religiously Aggravated Harassment, 8Q – Stalking, 8R – Malicious Communications) as per HO Counting Rules* – broken down by gender of victim, over the following time periods:

a. 01 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

b. 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

c. 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

d. 01 April 2018 – 24/09/18

Clarification –with an ‘Internet Involved’ (or similar) Special Interest Marker



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.

FOI 951/18

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