I am writing to revise the below request in light of new information. In order to ensure that victims and offenders are not potentially identified I am requesting that only Modern Slavery offences recorded in public places need be included.
I see that all police forces are routinely asked to supply location data to the Home Office for the police.uk service which maps neighbourhood crime. Every crime is mapped with longitude and latitude data and can been downloaded for all forces here: https://data.police.uk/data/. Included in this data is the location category `On or near Supermarket.
I would therefore like to request that my original request be refined to the following:
The date, and outcome (i.e. arrest, charge, not enough evidence) of every individual incident of modern slavery (Offence Code 106) recorded by your force for the location category `on or near Supermarket. Please include the longitude and latitude for each recorded incident for the calendar years 2016, 2017, and to date in 2018.
Please find enclosed our response.
I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the information you requested is not held by West Midlands Police. Police.uk carry out the process that moves the data to the snap points and is available for download at snap point level on the following website
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.