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Date Responded 03 February 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:

  1. How many shoplifting offences have there been in Washington in the last five years?
  2. What are the five worst streets for shoplifting offences over these years?
  3. What percentage of those offences resulted in criminal charges?

Please break down both questions by calendar years

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.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

To note this request will be aggregated with your previous similar request, FOI 1583/19 refers, due to cost/time constraints.

We have taken the time period to be 5 calendar years 2015 – 2019 as the time period was not specified,

1.

Year

Shoplifting Offences

2015

237

2016

339

2017

371

2018

455

2019

592

Total

1994

 

2.

Year

Postcode

Street Name

2015

NE387NF

Washington Centre

NE387RW

The Galleries Retail Park

NE371LH

Elswick Road

NE387RU

The Galleries

NE372SU

Victoria Place

2016

NE371LH

Elswick Road

NE387RU

The Galleries

NE371EZ

Parsons Road

NE387NF

Washington Centre

NE387RW

The Galleries Retail Park

2017

NE387RU

The Galleries

NE371LH

Elswick Road

NE371EZ

Parsons Road

NE387RW

The Galleries Retail Park

NE387NF

Washington Centre

2018

NE387RW

The Galleries Retail Park

NE387RU

The Galleries

NE371LH

Elswick Road

NE387NF

Washington Centre

NE372SU

Victoria Place

2019

NE387RU

The Galleries

NE371EZ

Parsons Road

NE371LH

Elswick Road

NE387NF

Washington Centre

NE372SU

Victoria Place

 

3. No information held, this is not recorded information.

 

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