Stalking Offences & Protection Orders - 1027/21

Date Responded 01 September 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. From March 2020 - current date, how many stalking offences have been registered with Northumbria Police?
  2. How many Stalking Protection Orders under the Stalking Protection Act 2019 have been granted from March 2020 - current date?
  3. How many Stalking Protection Orders under the Stalking Protection Act 2019 have been granted from 15th March 2019 - current date?
  4. In what areas covered by Northumbria Police have Stalking Protection Orders been granted from 15th March 2019 - current date, and how many have been granted in such areas?
  5. If any Stalking Protection Orders have been granted from 15th March 2019 - current date, how many of those perpetrators have been convicted and imprisoned/fined or both?

In Response:

I am able to disclose the located information to you with the following caveat noted:

  • Please note whilst the Stalking Protection Act received royal assent in March 2019, the Home Office statutory guidance only came into force in January 2020, therefore any figures provided will be from that date

 

1.   During the period 01/03/2020 to 25/07/2021 inclusive, a total of 5122 crimes of stalking have been recorded.  Please note that breaches of a stalking protection order have not been included.

2-3.   As advised in the caveat above, figures provided are from January 2020:

A total of 7 Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs) have been granted (this figure includes both interim and full SPOs)

4.   Please note that the figures provided below includes both interim and full SPO’s:

1x South Tyneside

5x North Tyneside

2x have been at Newcastle (though one moved to North Tyneside for finalisation due to the closure of Newcastle Magistrates during pandemic)

5.   2x offenders convicted.

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