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Clares Law (1897/20)

Request

1. Since the inception of “Clare’s Law,” please provide the following information:

The total number of Disclosure Requests by Calendar Year (up to and including 31st January 2020,) by:

Gender,

Age,

Ethnic Origin.

For your ease of reference, please provide the details for the “Person At Risk” i.e. the person for whom the enquiry has been made by directly and/or on behalf of.

2) Since the inception of “Clare’s Law,” please provide the following information:

The gender of the person making the enquiry directly on behalf of the “Person at Risk”.

Response

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 below. 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.

Question 1:

Clare’s Law came into force across England and Wales in March 2014. 

All identified as ’person at risk’.

As defined by age groups:

 Year 17 and under 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66 + Not known Total
2014 7 18 31 15 14 1 0 1 87
2015 8 41 45 23 7 5 0 1 130
2016 7 46 80 28 7 1 0 4 173
2017 17 56 100 38 15 2 0 4 232
2018 16 93 139 51 21 5 1 9 335
2019 16 156 264 105 42 6 3 9 601

As defined by Gender

 

Year Female Male Unknown
2014 81 4 2 87
2015 123 6 1 130
2016 164 6 3 173
2017 225 4 3 232
2018 319 10 6 335
2019 580 8 13 601

 

These are all requests received and broken down by self-defined ethnic origin

 

Year White Black/ Black British Asian/ Asian British  

Mixed

 

Other

 

Not stated

2014 59 5 5 2 0 16 87
2015 89 7 11 4 1 18 130
2016 124 7 7 8 0 27 173
2017 171 6 10 9 0 36 232
2018 248 10 20 12 2 43 335
2019 418 29 22 10 6 116 601

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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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