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Date Responded 02 September 2020

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:

A.  The number of reports of shoplifting recorded by Northumbria Police in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 so far? I would like this broken down per month.

  1. How many of these thefts were related to food and or drink?
  2. How many of these thefts resulted in an arrest?
  3. How many of these thefts resulted in a police charge?

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 with the following caveats:

  • Data is effective up to 09/07/2020.
  • In relation to food and drink, this been determined based on the item type being listed as "foodstuff".  It should be noted that this field is not always completed and as such there may be more incidents of this type than shown here.
  • In relation to arrests, this has been read as "how many of these offences had at least one arrest associated."  There will be more arrests than are counted here; the number provided is the number of offences resulting in at least one arrest.
  • In relation to police charges, relates to the prime disposal for that offence.

The number of reports of shoplifting:

Month

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

Jan

758

717

878

1124

1075

1010

1005

6567

Feb

784

726

995

1162

1057

1140

1025

6889

Mar

805

955

1096

1311

1122

1300

816

7405

Apr

656

908

1058

1188

1203

1138

422

6573

May

796

896

940

1262

1311

1153

475

6833

Jun

786

805

1067

1139

1219

1045

526

6587

Jul

789

760

996

1162

1240

1108

182

6237

Aug

764

804

1016

1342

1083

1154

0

6163

Sep

801

853

1051

1319

1150

1037

0

6211

Oct

871

960

1095

1241

1340

1176

0

6683

Nov

845

888

1102

1125

1234

1188

0

6382

Dec

773

861

1077

1072

947

958

0

5688

Total

9428

10133

12371

14447

13981

13407

4451

78218

 

Of these the following related to food and or drink:

Month

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

Jan

372

368

413

532

379

414

409

2887

Feb

398

346

503

580

389

477

416

3109

Mar

419

514

597

578

445

553

348

3454

Apr

320

511

509

584

490

515

230

3159

May

434

464

453

556

504

484

252

3147

Jun

415

425

513

530

446

428

262

3019

Jul

414

390

467

494

441

468

81

2755

Aug

389

416

496

554

458

533

0

2846

Sep

393

457

501

548

457

430

0

2786

Oct

417

459

509

458

548

466

0

2857

Nov

385

414

481

386

419

447

0

2532

Dec

318

404

405

322

343

342

0

2134

Total

4674

5168

5847

6122

5319

5557

1998

34685

 

Of these the following resulted in an arrest:

Month

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

Jan

429

345

267

191

143

101

91

1567

Feb

433

331

301

175

105

108

80

1533

Mar

448

367

280

169

111

118

57

1550

Apr

402

361

314

145

126

95

50

1493

May

457

335

201

169

142

88

58

1450

Jun

450

317

249

133

94

85

47

1375

Jul

422

269

207

147

108

94

16

1263

Aug

421

282

169

163

86

83

0

1204

Sep

469

299

165

158

114

104

0

1309

Oct

456

346

180

162

122

123

0

1389

Nov

422

316

197

141

113

115

0

1304

Dec

376

266

196

174

110

111

0

1233

Total

5185

3834

2726

1927

1374

1225

399

16670

 

Of these the following resulted in a police charge:

Month

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

Jan

395

391

365

342

261

223

155

2132

Feb

395

389

391

343

239

220

190

2167

Mar

418

469

351

366

280

228

102

2214

Apr

325

429

376

319

252

184

87

1972

May

391

371

256

313

289

187

99

1906

Jun

382

396

292

257

202

161

79

1769

Jul

432

339

266

264

212

154

21

1688

Aug

395

329

268

286

195

171

0

1644

Sep

437

381

296

322

228

180

0

1844

Oct

451

438

305

279

261

239

0

1973

Nov

434

387

311

248

246

232

0

1858

Dec

373

344

333

286

182

187

0

1705

Total

4828

4663

3810

3625

2847

2366

733

22872

 

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