I am writing to request details of various items of record keeping and expenditure by the Force.
In detail, these are:
1. The number of items and total estimated value of items lost or stolen from evidence lockers/storage in the 2019-20 and current financial years. Please break this list down by individual item, including a description of each item and its estimated value.
2. The total cost of compensation pay outs to suspects knocked off mopeds/scooters by police vehicles during a pursuit in the 2019-20 and current financial years. If possible, please break this list down by individual incident, including a description and cost.
3. The total cost of repairs incurred from the wrong type of fuel used for police vehicles in the 2019-20 and current financial years. If possible, please break this list down by individual incident, including a description and cost.
Please find attached our response.
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.