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Theft from supermarket - 841/18

Date Responded 07 September 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. How many theft from shop offences have been reported to you where the offence has allegedly been committed at a supermarket in the following years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (year to date)?

2. Where possible, please state for each year how many were either: theft from a person; theft from a company / business; not recorded 

For clarity, the term "supermarket" is meant to refer to the following: supermarket, superstore, rural supermarket and shop supermarket. 

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 recorded information to you as follows. 


Year     Count

2014    4201

2015     4532

2016     4957

2017     3890

2018     1099


                                                2014        2015        2016        2017        2018

Commercial/Business                 3850        4242        4712        3739        1064

Person                                        351          290          245          151          35

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