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Street Cruising (1238A/23)


As a freedom of information request, please provide data regarding people arrested under the Birmingham Street Cruising Injunction. Specifically:

-The number of people arrested for taking part, promoting or organising street cruising -The outcome of each arrest -The number of people who have received each of the potential punishments (driving bans, fines, vehicle seizure and imprisonment)

For reference, further information on the injunction can be found on the Birmingham City Council’s website at:


This information is not centrally held in a retrievable format in respect of this particular injunction, this would not be a central recording category within our systems, therefore each fine (ban, punishment, vehicle seizure) would need to be located, retrieved and manually read to see if the fine related to this injunction. We receive approximate 500 submissions each month and each one would need to be located, retrieved and manually read to if any information in relation to this injunction was recorded.

Therefore, the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

Please see a calculation as to how long this would take to comply with your request.

500 Submissions per month x 8 months = 4000 records x 3 minutes to review = 200 hours.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request

However, in accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide some information , please see attached .