Date Responded 16 September 2022

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 shoplifting reports has there been in the period between January – August (up to 21/08 2022) Broken down month by month.

2. How many reports of shoplifting were made in 2021 (Jan-Dec)? Broken down month by month.

 

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 caveats noted as follows:

• As shoplifting is a notifiable offence we have taken 'shoplifting reports' to mean shoplifting crimes, and it is those figures which we have provided.

• The HO code used to search for the crimes: 046/00 Stealing from shops and stalls (shoplifting).

• The data supplied for August 2022 is to 21 August 2022.

1.

2022

Month

Number

Jan

740

Feb

704

Mar

783

Apr

825

May

816

Jun

707

Jul

692

Aug*

507

Total

5774

 

2.

2021

Month

Number

Jan

634

Feb

592

Mar

646

Apr

609

May

774

Jun

657

Jul

599

Aug

635

Sep

626

Oct

746

Nov

728

Dec

604

Total

7850

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