Detention Complaints (5161_14)

Request

  1. How many claims of unlawful arrest or detention have you settled in the last three financial years either at court or prior to a court hearing, where a payment has been made to the claimant?

 

  1. In respect of claims how much compensation was paid out to the claimants in total for each year?

 

  1. What was the highest single compensation payment made in each financial year in relation to unlawful arrest or detention?

Response

  1. How many claims of unlawful arrest or detention have you settled in the last three financial years either at court or prior to a court hearing, where a payment has been made to the claimant?

 

Over the last 3 financial years 206 public liability claims have been settled with payments made to Claimants (88 for 2011/12, 75 for 2012/13 and 43 for 2013/14)

 

  1. In respect of claims how much compensation was paid out to the claimants in total for each year?

 

Payments made for 2011/12 – £172,810.94

Payments made for 2012/13 – £223,873.14

Payments made for 2013/14 – £165,825.66

 

  1. What was the highest single compensation payment made in each financial year in relation to unlawful arrest or detention?

 

Highest single payment for 2011/12 – £15,078.85

Highest single payment for 2012/13 – £57,500

Highest single payment for 2013/14 – £19,500

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

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