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Date Responded 27 February 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:

In each of the calendar years (January 1 to December 31) going back to January 1 2018 to present day, how many people were bailed having been arrested on suspicion of:

- All sexual offences
- And of which rape
- Murder
- Aggravated Burglary
- Robbery
- Violence against the person

For each of the above, please can you break them down by ethnicity?
For those same offences, how many people were arrested and Released Under Investigation (RIU)?

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

As advised in our acknowledgement email this request has been aggregated with your previous request (FOI 295/23) with regards to time constraints under the Act, as they refer to the same subject area

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 not held by Northumbria Police.

The information is not held as per the specifics of this submission. We cannot give a historic view of the number of people who have been put on bail. As a case progresses the status of the offender will change and the final outcome will be recorded rather than the bail status that they would have been under whilst under investigation or awaiting an outcome decision. The historic status of offenders is not held. Any data will be as of the date it was retrieved from systems. In addition to this the status is likely to be recorded as ‘under investigation’.

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