Date Responded 22 June 2021

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:

I would like to request the number of vehicles seized by the force in 2018, 2019 and 2020, broken down by the reasons for the seizures.

In Response:

  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.

 

Uplifts Per Year

2018

Reasons for uplift:

 

Abandoned/S99 Road Traffic Act

673

Avail (local authority reported abandoned)

246

Evidence/S19 Pace

65

Fatal Road traffic Collisions

31

Owner Nominated (Road Traffic Collisions)

404

Road Traffic Collisions

2,097

S165 Road Traffic Act (No Insurance/Dr Licence)

2,903

S59 Road Traffic Act (Anti-Social Behaviour)

64

Stolen/Suspect Stolen

983

Used In Crime

437

 

 

Total No Of Uplifts

7,903

 

As the information requested for the periods 2019 and 2020 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 those parts of 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.

The information you have requested had been asked for previously and our response is freely available via the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log (FOI 597/21 refers).  

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