FOI Statistics (1865_15)

Request

I’m writing to request a summary of statistics concerning the handling by your authority of requests for information.

  1. In each financial year of 2010/11-2014/15, how many freedom of information requests has the authority received?
  1. In each financial year of 2010/11-2014/15 how many of those requests resulted in a full disclosure of information? How many resulted in a partial disclosure? How many resulted in a withheld response? How many resulted in a ‘not held’ response?
  1. In each financial year of 2010/11-2014/15, how many of those requests which were withheld relied on the exemption at s. 31(1) and how many were withheld on the grounds of s. 12?
  1. In each financial year of 2010/11-2014/15, how many internal reviews were undertaken?

Response

Please find attached (1865_attachment_01.pdf).

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.

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.

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