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Abortion Clinics (17658_18)


Please could you provide me with the number of times that the Police were called to any abortion clinics, or facilities in which they conduct abortions, in your area in the last two full years and this year to date please?


I would like to receive this via email in a Microsoft Excel document please.


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).


I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request, in accordance with Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act.  If you would like to look into refining your request please contact me.




There is no location marker for ‘abortion clinic’ or similar and researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).


The cost of compliance with the whole of your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of confirming or denying that the information is held would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12(2) of the FOI 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.


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