Thefts From Motor Vehicles - 138/20

Date Responded 31 January 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. The number of thefts from motor vehicles logged by your force for the following calendar years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015
  2. The number of thefts or attempted thefts of a catalytic converter from a motor vehicle for the following calendar years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015

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.
















As the information you have requested at this point is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

This information has been asked for recently, disclosed and published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log.  FOI  1333/19 refers and the link to the Log is provided below. The information is therefore already freely available.

Since those figures there has been 1 additional instance in 2019.

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