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Domestic Violence (28A/20)

Request

Please could you, under the Freedom of Information Act answer the following questions;

1) How many calls relating to domestic violence did the force receive for:

a- Wk comm Mon 2nd March 2020

b- Wk comm Mon 9th March 2020

c- Wk comm Mon 16th March 2020

d- Wk comm Mon 23rd March 2020

e- Wk comm Mon 30th March 2020

If you log your figures starting on a different day of the week please simply adjust accordingly to the week starting on Sunday etc. Or, if your figures are logged / broken by day / 24 hour period please feel tree to simply provide the daily figures for the entire month of March.

2) How many calls relating to domestic violence did the force log in total for the month of March 2019

3) How many calls relating to domestic violence did the force log in total for the month of March 2018

If you log your figures daily or weekly, please provide them for each weekly period or each daily period for these two months.

CLARIFICATION

Recorded Domestic Abuse, Recorded Crime and Domestic Abuse Incident Non Crime from the crime recording database.

Response

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).  In order to provide a breakdown for how the report was received for 2018 would require a manual search which would exceed the FOI time limit.

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.

Attachments

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