Translators (9_16)

Request

1) How many times has a translator been called in to assist the police in an investigation due to the other party not speaking English to a sufficient level. I would ask for the information between 2010 and the end of 2015.

2) For each of the years, what was the total cost of getting translators in?

3) For 2015, what were the top five most common languages translators are called in for? For example Polish, French, etc.

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.

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