Children In Custody (10290/19)

Request

Clarification

 We would like separate figures for each of the 4 months please (i.e. the number of detainees for March 2017; the number of detainees for September 2017; the number of detainees for March 2018 and the number of detainees for March 2018). She does not want the numbers totalled across or between months – we would like the snapshot of time for each of the four months please.

REQUEST

We would like to request the following information according to the Freedom of Information Act concerning the treatment of detainees during their time in detention. The information requested is to be drawn anonymously from electronic custody records for all custody suites in your police force area for the months of March and September 2017 and for March and September 2018 broken down into the custody suites involved.

1) Age of young detainees and requests for legal advicea)

a)The total number of detainees aged 10 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018.

b) The total number of detainees aged 10 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018 who requested legal advice.

c) The total number of detainees aged 11 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018.

d) The total number of detainees aged 11 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018 who requested legal advice

e) The total number of detainees aged 12 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018.

f) The total number of detainees aged 12 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018 who requested legal advice.

g) The total number of detainees aged 13 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018.

h )The total number of detainees aged 13 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018 who requested legal advice.

i) The total number of detainees aged 14 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018.

j) The total number of detainees aged 14 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018 who requested legal advice.

k) The total number of detainees aged 15 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018.

l) The total number of detainees aged 15 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018 who requested legal advice.

m) The total number of detainees aged 16 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018 who requested legal advice.

n) The total number of detainees aged 16 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018.

o) The total number of detainees aged 17 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018.

p) The total number of detainees aged 17 years of age during March and September 2017 and March and September 2018 who requested legal advice.

Response

Please find attached our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

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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