Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Can you please provide me with the figures for the following incidents that have occurred in London for the last calendar year Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

Reported sexual assaults of all nature by private hire drivers working for the operator uber or that have had the operator uber stated as part of the witness statement

Yours faithfully,

Danny Henderson

Dear Mr Henderson

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016020000642

I write in connection with your request for information  which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 11/02/2016.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

* Can you please provide me with the figures for the following incidents
that have occurred in London for the last calendar year     Feb 2015 -
Feb 2016    ;
*       Reported sexual assaults of all nature by private hire drivers
working for the operator uber or that have had the operator uber
stated as part of the witness statement

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Dear Mr Henderson,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2016020000642

I respond in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 11/02/2016.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

Can you please provide me with the figures for the following incidents
that have occurred in London for the last calendar year :

Feb 2015 - Feb 2016 - Reported sexual assaults of all nature by private
hire drivers working for the operator uber or that have had the operator
uber stated as part of the witness statement .

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located records relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

For the time period requested 154 allegations of Rape or Sexual Assault
were made to the MPS in which the suspect was alleged to have been a taxi
driver.  

Please note that the term taxi driver could apply to drivers of black
cabs, minicabs (legally booked or illegally picked up in the street)
including the many-seated versions, rickshaws and chauffeur driven cars,
essentially most sorts of private hire vehicles.

Of those reports 32 allegations were reported in which it was stated that
the suspect was an Uber driver.

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Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please email
quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

James Young
Information Manager
In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London,
SW1H 0BG.
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, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 745

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

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absolutely necessary.

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the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
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authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
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any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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