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Closure Orders (1149A/21)


1) How many closure orders have been made on private properties (including council and housing association properties) since 2019 by year

2) Which areas where these closure orders made for

3) What were the reasons for these closure orders

4) How many of these closure orders were for repeat offenders ie people who had been subject to a closure order before


Q1 to 3 – Please find attached (1149A/21_attachment.pdf).

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.

Q4 – West Midlands Police will neither confirm nor deny that we hold any of the requested information by virtue of the following exemption:

Section 40(5B) – Personal information

This exemption and explanatory notes is shown here:

Section 40(5B) is an absolute and class based exemption if to confirm or deny that the information exists would breach the third party’s data protection rights. In this case to confirm or deny the existence of personal information would not constitute fair processing of the data. As this exemption is class based I am not required to identify the harm in disclosure.

No inference can be taken from this refusal that the information you have requested does or does not exist.