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Hotel Crime (2083/20)

Request

I wish to know how many crime allegations in the following categories:

theft

burglary

violence

sexual violence

were recorded in the West Midlands Police area

involving premises described as ‘hotel’

in the calendar years

2017-18

2018-19

Response

Please find data attached.

In addition to the attached response West Midlands Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information relevant to this request as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply by virtue of the following exemptions:

Section 23(5) Information supplied by, or concerning, certain Security Bodies

Section 24(2) National Security

Section 31(3) Law Enforcement

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

Section 23 is a class based absolute exemption and there is no requirement to consider the public interest in this case.

Sections 24 and 31 are prejudice based qualified exemptions and there is a requirement to articulate the harm that would be caused in confirming or nor that the information is held, as well as carrying out a public interest test.

Please find this attached.

Attachments

2083_ATTACHMENT_01 2083_PIT_01