Facebook Crime

Agata Tina Campanella made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Avon and Somerset Constabulary

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Agata Tina Campanella

Dear Avon & Somerset Constabulary,

I would like to know how many reports of crime have been made which in some way relate to the internet site facebook.

I would also like a breakdown of the nature of these crimes (ie were they complaints of harassment, assault, sexual offences, theft, burglary etc) and whether they resulted in convictions.

Can I have this information separately for 2009, 2010 and so far this year please.

Yours faithfully,

Agata Tina Campanella

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Agata Tina Campanella
[FOI #71985 email] Our Reference 370/11
Your reference
Date 19th May 2011

Dear Miss Campanella,

Thank you for your request for information dated 18th May 2011 regarding
crimes which relate to Facebook. This request will be dealt with under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances Avon and Somerset Constabulary may be unable
to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given
a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Information Management Department

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request a re-examination of your case under its review
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Corporate Information Management Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Facsimile 01275 814667

Private
Agata Tina Campanella
[email address] Our Reference 370/11
Your reference
Date 03rd June 2011

Dear Ms Campanella

I write in connection with your request for information dated 18^th May
2011 concerning questions relating to crimes related to the internet site
`Facebook'.

Your request for information has now been considered and I am not obliged
to supply the information you have requested.

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires Avon and
Somerset Constabulary, when refusing to provide such information (because
the information is exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice
which: (a) states that fact, (b) specifies the exemption in question and
(c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

Specifically you asked:

I would like to know how many reports of crime have been made which in
some way relate to the internet site facebook.

I would also like a breakdown of the nature of these crimes (ie were they
complaints of harassment, assault, sexual offences, theft, burglary etc)
and whether they resulted in convictions.

Can I have this information separately for 2009, 2010 and so far this year
please.

To try and establish the number of crimes related to Facebook would
require a manual search of a number of crimes. We would firstly need to
identify all incidents where Facebook was recorded as being mentioned
during each of the years in question and then conduct a manual review of
these to determine if Facebook relates to the crime. As such, under
section 12 of the act this information is exempt from disclosure as 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. It is
estimated that it would cost at least £450 to comply with your request.

In accordance with the Act, this represents a Refusal Notice for this
request.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Information Management Department

Please note:

1. Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
Constabulary's website (within 24 hours), some of which may
contain a link to additional information, which may provide
you with further clarification.
2. Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order
to seek clarification, all other communication should be made
in writing.
3. Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review
procedure (copy attached).

<<A&S Appeals Procedure.doc>>

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