Could I please have the following data starting from the beginning of 2012 to the end of 2016, broken down by calendar year.
Number of reports of domestic violence in the control room that were attended:
a. At all
b. Within 15 minutes
c. Between 16 – 60 minutes
d. Between 61 minutes to 24 hours
e. After 24 hours
f. Total number not attended at all
Please could I have the information requested in Excel format.
If for whatever reason it is not possible to answer all of the above questions in their entirety, could you please answer whatever you can to the fullest extent of your ability, prioritising a-e.
Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance please call me on 07516 928288 if there is any way in which I should amend my request to make it answerable.
Please find attached our response.
Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.
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.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.