E Scooters Casualties ( 82A/22)
The most recent statistics regarding the reported casualties in accidents involving e-scooters for 2021.
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). This information is not centrally held in a retrievable format in respect accidents involving electric / e-scooters, as this is not a central recording category within our systems, each collision would need to be examined for the time period requested and manually read to see if it mentioned if the collision involved an e-scooter, and then to further examine if there was a casualty as a result.
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.
Therefore, the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request
I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations.
Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:
As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.
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