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Serious Violence Funding (12390/19)


I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), to ask for the following information:

  1. How much of the £100m Serious Violence Funding was allocated to your police force? [I believe, in the original announcement by the Home Office – – West Midlands Police was allocated £7,620,000
  2. but please confirm or correct this amount.]
  3. How much of the funding that your force was allocated has been spent to date? Please indicate financial amount. Please give an approximate figure if a precise figure is not possible.
  4. What has the funding, that has been spent to date, been spent on? Please indicate by category and any detail available, such as operations, intelligence, additional deployment, etc.
  5. What will the remaining funding be spent on (presumably over the next 10 months or so)? If no decisions have been made/are in progress please indicate.
  6. If you hold information on the £35m allocation to Violence Reduction Units or the £1.6m allocated to “improved data collection” then please provide information on spending and forward planning for this.
  7. I would be very grateful of any contextual information or additional information you deem useful/relevant.


Please find attached our response.