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Date Responded 30 July 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:

  1. How many road rage incidents have been reported in your area?
  2. And of those, how many have gone to court?
  3. Can you tell us if the culprits were male or female? If so, what percentage is higher?
  4. How many incidents of road rage end in a prosecution or conviction?

In Response:

The data has been taken from the incident table in the central database where the first three lines of the incident description included the keyword 'road rage'.  To note, only the first 3 lines of incidents are searchable so any mention of road rage in text after those first 3 lines would not be picked up.  The data therefore is only accurate as of our means to extract.

In relation to charges, there is no specific offence of road rage so any charges made would be for offences identified during or following the road rage incident.  The offences have been reviewed so as to exclude those offences that were not related to the road rage.

1.

Year

Count

2014

414

2015

446

2016

385

2017

446

2018

410

Total

2,101

 

2.

Year

Count

2014

14

2015

15

2016

2

2017

11

2018

8

Total

50

 

3. Percentage figures are not held and we are not obliged to create these just to offer a response to a FOI request, however this can be calculated by you from the information provided below:

Year

Male

Female

Total

2014

14

 

14

2015

15

 

15

2016

2

 

2

2017

5

6

11

2018

6

2

8

Total

42

8

50

 

4. Of the 50 offences a total of 43 resulted in a conviction.

 

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