Date Responded 26 February 2019

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:


Between 1st Jan 2018 and 31st December 2018


  1. How many people were arrested for the offence of begging in your force area
  2. Of the total number of people arrested how many where charged with the offence of begging
  3. From the total number charged how many of that number had residential address at the point of charge.

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.


  1. 5
  2. 5
  3. 2
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