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Interpreter Costs (4868_14)


  1. What was the total cost for interpreters during the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13, broken down quarterly?


  1. During the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13, how much was spent on fees for interpreters for each of the following languages in relation to criminal investigations, broken down by quarters:
  2. Polish
  3. Lithuanian
  4. Romanian
  5. Bulgarian
  6. Latvian
  7. Czech
  8. Italian
  9. Portuguese
  10. Spanish


  1. Does your data allow you to categorise interpreter costs by whether they were for offender, victim or other?


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.


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.