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Covid Rule Breaches (166A/21)

Request

1/ The monthly number of fines handed out for breaches of covid rules since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021 (the date of the introduction of the first significant measures)

2/ The total amount of fines handed out for breaches of covid rules since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021 (the date of the introduction of the first significant measures) in £

3/ The most number of times an individual has repeatedly offended by breaking covid rules since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021

4/ The most amount in fines paid by any one person in repeated fines for breaches of covid rules in £ since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021

5/ The total number of individual repeat offenders of covid rule breaches since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021

Response

1, 3 & 5 Please see attached (166A_21_attachment.pdf).

2 & 4 – This information is not held by West Midlands Police. Fines are administrated by ACRO and therefore you might wish to approach them for this information.

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.

Attachments

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