Football Costs (5279_14)

Request

The policing costs reclaimed from Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion for each game within 2013 / 2014 season.

Account of Incidents during the 2013 / 2014 season by final classification (ie;- Recorded Crime, Public Safety ) at West Bromwich Albion Training ground.

Response

Please find attached our response.

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.

The Freedom of Information Act places two responsibilities on public authorities, the first of which is to confirm what information it holds and secondly to then disclose that information, unless exemptions apply.

In this case West Midlands Police will neither confirm nor deny the existence of any other relevant data by virtue of

Section 30(3) Investigations and Proceedings conducted by Public Authority.

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/docs/advice-centre/foi/exemptions.pdf

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached 5279_Public Interest Test

No inference can be taken from this refusal that the information you have requested does or does not exist.

You may find the following website of use. This provides localised information:

www.police.uk

Attachments

5279_ATTACHMENT
5279_PIT

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