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Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (5013_16)


How many sexual harm prevention orders have been issued in the last 2 years?

How many have a prohibition on foreign travel?

How many have an internet ban?

Could you also please tell me what the average length of a sexual harm prevention orders are?

How many cases have been shared with Interpol?

And could you please list the international hot-spots of where crimes abroad have been committed?


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information. SHPOs came into force in March 2015 and since that time 238 have been issued. To provide the requested information would involve researching each individual case which would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).


Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244


A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.


I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request.


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