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Date Responded 22 March 2019

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. How many cases of pram / buggy theft were reported in the last 12 months, or last calendar year (2018)?
  2. How many cases of pram / buggy theft were reported in the 12 months prior to the period reported in question 1, or the previous calendar year (2017)?
  3. In the period outlined in question 1, what area (suburb, street) had the highest number of recorded pram thefts, and how many were recorded?
  4. How many cases of pram / buggy theft were reported in the 12 months prior to the period reported in question 2, or the previous calendar year (2016)?
  5. How many cases of pram / buggy theft were reported in the 12 months prior to the period reported in question 3, or the previous calendar year (2015)?

In Response:

The data has been taken from system where the oject was labelled as pram, the data was then filtered to show those offences that were thefts and then the crimes manually reviewed to ensure they were not children's toys.

 

The results of those searches are:

 

  1. 22
  2. 9
  3. No street had more than one theft.  The policing areas are as below

      Area                                  Count

Byker/Walker                   4

Whitley Bay                     4

Benwell/Elswick              3

Gateshead South            2

North Shields                   2

Jesmond/Heaton             1

Hexham                           1

Wallsend                          1

Berwick                            1

Gateshead

& Central Quays              1

Gosforth/Great Park        1

Gateshead West

& Blaydon                        1 

4. 11

5.9

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