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Released Under Investigation (17894/19)


1) How many individuals were Released Under Investigation (RUI) by your police force in total in each of the following calendar years:

  1. 2015
  2. 2016
  3. 2017
  4. 2018
  5. 2019 to date

2) For the answers to Q1a-e, please can you break down the RUI cases by the category of crime that is being investigated (e.g. violent offences, sexual offences, theft etc.)?


Please find attached (17894_19_attachment.pdf). Please note, information in relation to your request is only held from April 2017 when the Policing and Crime Act 2017 came into force and RUI entered law.

In addition to the attached, West Midlands Police will neither confirm nor deny that it holds any further information relevant to this request, by virtue of Section 23(5) (Information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters).

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.