Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request information about modern slavery.
Please state how many reports of offences under the Modern Slavery Act have been recorded by the force in each of the last two years since it became law.
Please outline each offence and provide a summary of the offence.
If possible provide a location where the offence was allegedly committed.
Please also state how many prosecutions have been made by the force under the Modern Slavery Act in each of the last two years since it became law.
Please outline each crime and provide a summary of the offence.
If possible provide a location where the crime was committed.
If it is not possible to provide a full summary for each offence and prosecution without breaching the FOI time limit, please state how many include the phrases “car wash” or “wash cars”.
If possible could the recorded crimes and prosecutions be grouped in two years as follows:
From 26 March 2015 to 25 March 2016
From 26 March 2016 to 25 March 2017
If this is not possible please contact me by email to suggest how else the two years of data could be grouped.
Please find attached our response.
Please note that there are three offences cleared up in 2016/17 which have the word ‘Carwash’ in the notes recorded with the case on our database. Please also note that although there are no recorded convictions on our statistical systems, conviction data is not automatically recorded on our central database.
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.