Robbers On Mopeds - 805/21

Date Responded 18 June 2021

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. I would like to know how many thefts occurred from robbers on a moped between 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021.
2. If possible, I would also like to know the address of each complaint. Just the town name is sufficient if full address cannot be provided.
3. I would also like to know the items that were stolen. (E.g., mobile phone, headphones, etc)
4. If the data is easily accessible, please provide the phone model/make, headphone make etc.

In Response:

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 follows with all the below noted.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

The data has been taken from the central database using the crime tables where the offence type included theft or robbery and the MO included the keyword 'moped'.

As with any keyword search, the search will only return exact matches within the Crime MO. This does not account for differences in terminology and/or spelling used. Also, we cannot search the crime investigation screens/additional information screens, if the terms are not used within the MO the crime will not be identified. The MO search is limited to the first 242 characters of the MO, any information beyond that will not be searched.

The resulting crimes were then further reviewed to get the property that was stolen, all the crimes were reviewed to find those that mentioned mopeds but the moped was not used in the commissioning of the crime., they were then re-reviewed to find the details of the items that were stolen.

The data provided includes attempted thefts.
The results of those searches are as follows.

1.

Year

Count

2019

21

2020

8

 

2.

Area

2019

2020

Benwell/Elswick

0

3

Byker/Walker

0

1

Central

1

0

Gateshead & Central Quays

1

0

Gateshead East & Felling

2

0

Gosforth/Great Park

2

0

Hebburn & Jarrow

1

0

Houghton

3

2

Killingworth

2

0

North Shields

0

1

Riverside & West

1

0

Sunderland Central

0

1

Sunderland East

1

0

Sunderland North

1

0

Sunderland South

2

0

Sunderland West

1

0

Washington

1

0

Whitley Bay

2

0

 

3.

Item

2019

2020

Cash

1

2

Cycle Lock

1

0

Debit Card

2

0

Diesel

1

0

Foodstuffs

0

1

Fuel

2

1

Gravel

1

0

Handbag

1

0

Helmet

1

0

Key

2

0

Lead

1

0

Lead Flashing

0

1

Lock

1

0

Mobile Phone

3

0

Pedal Cycle

5

0

Petrol

2

1

Roof (Lead)

1

0

Savings Card

1

0

 

4.

Mobile phone - Apple iPhone8

Mobile phone - Galaxy X10

Mobile phone - Galaxy X10+

 

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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