Police Bail (5168_14)

Request

1) Please state the number of people currently on police bail (under investigation and awaiting a

decision on charges) after being arrested by your force.:

 

2)  Of the people in part 1 what is the longest amount of time that an individual has been on police bail without charge.

 

3) Of the people in part 1 please state how many have been on pre-charge police bail without charge for longer than six months.

 

Response

Please note that these data are the closest accurate data we hold to your request. They should not be interpreted as representing anything other than as described in this response.

 

1) Please state the number of people currently on police bail (under investigation and awaiting a decision on charges) after being arrested by your force.

 

= 3,085

 

2)  Of the people in part 1 what is the longest amount of time that an individual has been on police bail without charge.

 

It has become apparent that our bail recording system contains data inaccuracies, for example a bail date 2088 has been input which was almost certainly should have been 2008. This provides a bail length figure of 32,961 days which is obviously incorrect. Therefore we are unable to provide an accurate response to this question

 

 

 

 

 

3) Of the people in part 1 please state how many have been on pre-charge police bail without charge for longer than six months.

 

As above

 

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.

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