I wish to make a FOI request for the following information with regards to West Midlands Police Domestic Violence Perpetrator programmes and overall performance for Coventry.
The number of referrals received and from which agency since it was established.
How many of these referrals are accepted on to the programme since it was established.
Completion data which shows how many accepted referrals complete 25 %, 50%, 75% and 100% of the Programme.
What is the average length of time on the programme?
What is the attendance rate?
What is the dropout rate?
What are the consequences for not attending the domestic violence perpetrator programme?
How many incidents of domestic violence were recorded in Coventry last year?
How many incidents of domestic violence were recorded where children were present in Coventry last year?
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries with regards to the questions and programme above.
Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide domestic violence incidents where children were present without researching each individual case which would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).
Therefore, the cost of compliance with 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 of the Freedom of information 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
A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.
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.