Croydon knife crime

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Hi,
Could you please provide me with the following information:
How old are the people who have been arrested for carrying or using knives in Croydon? How many children 15 years old or younger have been arrested for carrying knives? Please provide data for both for the last 5 years.
If you require any clarification or there are any issues with the processing of this request, please let me know as soon as possible. Otherwise, I expect a response within the statutory deadline of 20 working days from the receipt of this request.
Thank you,
Robin Brinkworth
[email address]
[email address]
[personal information removed]

Cyclops on behalf of Jagroop Kalsi, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
Robin Brinkworth PO Box 57192
The Student View London
 United Kingdom SW6 1SF
United Kingdom
 
Our Ref: 01/FOI/20/013234
 
Date: 28/01/2020
 
 
 
 

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/013234

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 27/01/2020.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

How old are the people who have been arrested for carrying or using knives
in Croydon? How many children 15 years old or younger have been arrested
for carrying knives? Please provide data for both for the last 5 years. 

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
reference number above. Should your enquiry relate to the logging or
allocations process we will be able to assist you directly and where your
enquiry relates to other matters (such as the status of the request) we
will be able to pass on a message and/or advise you of the relevant
contact details. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jag Kalsi

 

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Complaint

 

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access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

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Information Commissioner's Office

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Phone: 0303 123 1113

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Brinkworth

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/013234

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 27/01/2020.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

How old are the people who have been arrested for carrying or using knives
in Croydon? How many children 15 years old or younger have been arrested
for carrying knives? Please provide data for both for the last 5 years.

 

I am sorry to inform you that we have not been able to complete our
response to your request by the date originally stated.

 

I have received the data and now awaiting final review/approval to
disclose from the Decision Maker. You will receive a response shortly.

 

May I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the reference
number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Bibi Karim

 

LEGAL ANNEX

 

Section 17(2) provides:

 

(2) Where-

 

a) in relation to any request for information, a public authority is, as
respects any information, relying on a claim-

i) that any provision of Part II which relates to the duty to confirm or
deny and is not specified in section 2(3) is relevant to the request, or

ii) that the information is exempt information only by virtue of a
provision not specified in section 2(3), and

b) at the time when the notice under subsection (1) is given to the
applicant, the public authority (or, in a case falling within section
66(3) or (4), the responsible authority) has not yet reached a decision as
to the application of subsection (1)(b) or (2)(b) of section 2,

the notice under subsection (1) must indicate that no decision as to the
application of that provision has yet been reached and must contain an
estimate of the date by which the authority expects that such a decision
will have been reached.

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request. 

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  0303 123 1113

 

 

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Dear Mr Brinkworth,

 

Please find attached MPS response to your FOIA request Ref:
01/FOI/20/013234 - BRINKWORTH - Arrest for carrying/using knives

 

Kind regards

Bibi

 

 

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