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Stalking Protection Orders (437A/20)

Request

This is a Freedom of Information Request regarding Stalking Protection Orders (Stalking Protection Act 2019).

Please supply the following data (numbers) regarding Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs) for the time period 20/01/2020 – 20/06/2020 inclusive:

For ease I have supplied a table for completion to assist however an alternative format for the data will be acceptable.

The data should be quickly and easily searchable and recorded on your force systems however if you feel this would exceed the statutory cost / time threshold, please let me know and I will amend the parameters if possible.

Application data

Interim SPO

Full SPO

Interim and Full SPO

Renewal of Interim SPO

Renewal of Full SPO

Variation of Interim SPO

Variation of Full SPO

Discharge of Interim SPO

Discharge of Full SPO

Appeal of Interim SPO (Police)

Appeal of Full SPO

(Police)

Totals

SPO application

SPO granted

SPO refused

Response

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.

Attachments

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