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Date Responded 02 March 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. How many road vehicles (of all types, such as vans and patrol cars) did Northumbria Police operate, as of 31 December 2019?
  2. How many road accidents (crashes, scrapes and other damage) did all these vehicles incur during 2019?
  3. What was the value of the damage from all these accidents (in repairs, insurance claims and value of written-off vehicles)?

Please provide your response as simple figures to answer each question, if possible.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with both the Fleet and Finance 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. 788
  2. 392
  3. The cost and write-offs directly identified with these 2019 road accidents was £352,000.
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