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Restorative justice - 697/18

Date Responded 22 August 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:

1. Could you please tell me if you provide Restorative Justice services involving sex offence cases?

2. If yes, how many people took up this service in 2016, 2017 and thus far in 2018

3. Please provide the numbers of all restorative justice cases, regardless of types of offence, for 2016, 2017 and thus far in 2018. 

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. 

Please note, the offences where restorative justice was applied, these were all minor offences and that this was an appropriate response taking the whole circumstances of each case into consideration 

With the above in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

1.  Yes 

2.

Year

Count

2016

2

2017

1

2018

4

Total

7

3.

Year

Count

2016

3196

2017

2729

2018

1270

Total

7195

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material. 

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