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.
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
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.