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Date Responded 18 October 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. Number of CSODS applications received in 2017 and 2018

2. Number of CSODS application resulting in a disclosure concerning a child sex offender for the years 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018 (01.01.18 - 31.07.18).

3. Number of CSODS application resulting in a none disclosure as a result of the CSODS application from 2011 - present.

In Response:


2017:  67

2018:  40


2013:  1

2014:  2

2017:  0

2018:  1


2011:  35

2012:  26

2013:  22

2014:  42

2015:  55

2016:  69

2017:  67

2018:  39

*Please note – these are the number that did not result in disclosure.  Some of these are where the subject could not be positively identified rather than a decision being made not to disclose.  Figures to differentiate the two are not recorded.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to 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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