Antisocial Behaviour Injunction Order (460A/22)
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
If you are unable to answer any of the questions, or unable to do so within the time limit stipulated by the FOI Act, then please move on to the next possible question and provide as much data as you can.
Each of my questions refers to Part 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 which introduced a civil Anti-Social Behaviour injunction Order.
For each year, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 (Jan to end of March), how many times did the police force apply for an Antisocial Behaviour Injunction Order?
If possible – for each year, please provide a breakdown of a.) gender, b.) whether adult or youth, c.) ethnicity of those for whom ASBIs were sought.
For each year (as above), how many times was an Antisocial Behaviour Order granted?
Again, If possible – for each year, please provide a breakdown of a.) gender, b.) whether adult or youth, c.) ethnicity of those for whom ASBIs were granted.
For each year, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 (Jan to end of March), how many times did the police force apply for a committal to prison for a breach of an Antisocial Behaviour Injunction?
For each year, please provide a breakdown of a.) gender, b.) whether adult or youth, c.) ethnicity of those for whom a committal to court was applied for, due to breach of an ASBI.
How much was spent by the police force in court costs (applications, legal fees, etc) for Antisocial Behaviour Injunctions in each year: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and (Jan to end of March)
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).
Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded (see attached). I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.
REASON FOR DECISION
Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12). We would need to conduct a manual search in order to locate and retrieve the data for questions 1-4, this search would exceed the FOI time limit. For questions 5 and 6 we are only able to provide data in relation to ASBO’s, please see attached.
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 locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12(1) 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.