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Vagrancy Act Offences 2016 – Sept 2020

Request

For each of these financial years: 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2021/21 from the start of the financial year 2020 to 10 Sept 2020:

1) The number of arrests the force made for offences under the Vagrancy Act 1824

2) The number of charges the force made for offences under the Vagrancy Act 1824

3) The number of warnings issued for offences under the Vagrancy Act 1824

4) The number of fixed penalty notices issued for offences under the Vagrancy Act 1824

Please break down the information by the title of the offence and by the financial year.

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

 

Arrests made under the Vagrancy Act 1824
Financial Year Total
2016-2017 189
2017-2018 90
2018-2019 81
2019-2020 58
2020 – Sept 10th 17

 

Charges made under the Vagrancy Act 1824
Financial Year Total
2016-2017 123
2017-2018 44
2018-2019 37
2019-2020 32
2020 – Sept 10th 6

 

Cautions (warnings) issued under the Vagrancy act
Financial Year Total
2016-2017 13
2017-2018 10
2018-2019 8
2019-2020 3
01/04/2020-10/9/2020 4

 

West Midlands Police do not issue fixed penalty offences for The Vagrancy Act and associated offences. They would all need to be dealt with by way of a charge, or caution.

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