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Gender recording policy - 740/18

Date Responded 10 August 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. Can you please tell me what is you police force’s gender policy on recording crime incidents- in terms of do you record the individual involved in a crime incident by their preferred gender or the gender of their birth?

2. If the recording of crime incidents is by preferred gender, when was this policy introduced? 

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 within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.

Northumbria Police do not have a policy on this subject matter.  However, advice given is if they are unsure of gender, then they should ask and record as appropriate.

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