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.
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.
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.
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Commercial/Business 3850 4242 4712 3739 1064
Person 351 290 245 151 35