Hit and Run (5564_15)

Request

1. The number of motoring hit and run incidents (vehicle on vehicle collision only) that have been officially reported to the West Midlands Police in Birmingham and Solihull, broken down into annual years from 2010 – 2015.

2. The number of motoring hit and run incidents (vehicle on vehicle collision only) that have been officially reported to the West Midlands Police and resulted in prosecution that in Birmingham and Solihull broken down into annual years from 2010 – 2015.

3. The number of assaults under sections 18 and 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 that have been officially reported to the West Midlands Police reported in Birmingham and Solihull, broken down into annual years from 2010 – 2015.

4. The number of assaults under sections 18 and 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 that have been officially reported to the West Midlands Police and resulted in prosecution in Birmingham and Solihull broken down into annual years from 2010 – 2015.

5. The number of assaults under sections 18 and 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 that occurred on Broad Street, Birmingham that have been officially reported to the West Midlands Police broken down into annual years from 2010 – 2015.

6. The number of assaults under sections 18 and 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 that occurred on Broad Street, Birmingham that have been officially reported to the West Midlands Police reported and resulted in prosecution broken down into annual years from 2010 – 2015.

Response

The cost of providing all of the requested information, and therefore compliance with your request, is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond. Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded (see attached). I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide prosecution data or data for vehicle on vehicle only. The only way to identify the requested information would be to undertake a manual search of each individual crime file. 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. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.

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