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E scooter incidents 01-JUL-2019 and 31-JUN-2021 (1100A/21)


Please provide information (specified in the table below) relating to incident logs between 01-JUL-2019 and 31-JUN-2021 where keywords ‘electric scooter’ , ‘e-scooter’ or ‘escooter’ are found in the initial incident detail of your force’s incident recording system.


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).

In the table that you attached for completion, you have asked for incident details and then crime outcomes. Incidents and crimes are two separate areas, incidents are the initial call to police and the resulting action.  The crime is raised from an incident which is how the investigation is progressed.  An incident is closed fairly quickly following action, where a crime may stay open for an undetermined amount of time. The two factors do not correlate, in order to get a crime outcome from an incident, each incident would need to be individually assessed in order to locate the crime number.  The crime number would then need to be assessed to retrieve the outcome. These actions would exceed the 18 hour time limit within the FOI Act.

For the same reasons – individual assessment of each incident, we can only give Neighbourhood Policing areas as the location, we cannot provide an exact location.

You have asked for “Summary text of incident (whatever is easily retrievable and does not need to be individually reviewed”, I can confirm that all the summaries of text would need to be reviewed and therefore as requested in this case they have not been included.

We are currently unable to retrieve the offence category or sub category, so only the offence title has been included within the table. It is not a search option within our current recording systems.

Please note that whilst all of the incidents include the correct keywords, some are referring to electronic mobility scooters or children’s toy electric scooters.

I have slightly amended your original table in order to assist.

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 file 1100A_21 attachment). 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.


1100A_21 attachment 1