Buddi Tags (1724_15)

Request

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please supply details of the following:

(1) How many offenders previously convicted of an offence of burglary have been fitted with a ‘Buddy Tag’ or similar voluntary satellite tagging device in your force area?

(2) Of these individuals how  many have been convicted of burglary since they were fitted with the tag? If possible within the Scope of the act please supply details of the age of the offender, their gender and a brief summary of the offence.

(3) How many offenders previously convicted of a sexual offence have been fitted with a ‘Buddy Tag’ or similar voluntary satellite tagging device? if possible within the scope of the act please supply details of the specific offence they had been convicted of

(4) Of these individuals how  many have been convicted of a sexual offence since they were fitted with the tag? if possible within the scope of the act please supply details of the new offence of which they were convicted.  If possible within the Scope of the act please supply details of the age of the offender, their gender and a brief summary of the offence.

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information.

Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).  We would need to research in excess of 150 records to further identify which records would require further searches to be carried out in order to obtain this information.

Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.

A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.

I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request.

Attachments

No attachments

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed