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Victim Right to Review (11973_17)


I am writing to kindly request that you provide a copy of your Victim’s Right to Review policy and any related documents. 

Please can you provide for the period 5 June 2013- 5 October 2017 information: 

1) Principal Offence

2) Total VRR Appeals Received

3) Appeals Upheld at Stage One

4) Appeals Upheld at Stage Two

5) Total Appeals 



Please find attached our response as well as a draft policy but this has not yet been finalised so cannot be taken to be an official Force Policy Document.

Issues of note regarding the interpretation of the data for this specific request are listed on the attachment.  In general, 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.