Released Under Investigation and Bail statistics by month from June 2018

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Dear Warwickshire Police,

I am writing to make a request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

James Stott made a similar request in 2020 which may be relevant to forces who replied with information. This request, however, extends and expands beyond that request.

-Released under investigation

1. How many people did your force release ‘under investigation’ each month from June 2018 up to and including August 2021?

2. For request 1, please may this be split by crime sub groups for all crime types (see HO Offence Classification index. For example, violence against the person offences are split into homicides, violence with injury, violence without injury, stalking and harassment, death or serious injury caused by unlawful driving)?

3. For request 1, for each month, please can you state the average number of days these individuals were under investigation (prior to being charged or any other outcome was given)?

-Pre-charge bail

4. How many people did your force release on pre-charge bail each month from June 2018 up to and including August 2021?

5. For request 4, for each month, please may this be split by crime sub groups for all crime types (see HO Offence Classification index. For example, violence against the person offences are split into homicides, violence with injury, violence without injury, stalking and harassment, death or serious injury caused by unlawful driving)?

6. For request 4, for each month, please can you state the average number of days these individuals were placed on pre-charge bail (prior to being charged or any other outcome was given)?

Yours faithfully,

John Milik

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear Mr Milik

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 809-2021

I write in connection with your request for information which was received on 5th October 2021

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days as stipulated by the Act. Every effort will be made to meet our statutory timescales for responding.

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Emma Ball | Information Compliance and Freedom of Information Supervisor
Information Compliance and Disclosure | Warwickshire Police | PO Box 4, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire,CV35 7QB| | [email address]
           

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear John Milik

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 809-2021

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 5^th October 2021 as follows:

 

Released under investigation

 

 1. How many people did your force release ‘under investigation’ each
month from June 2018 up to and including August 2021?

 

 2. For request 1, please may this be split by crime sub groups for all
crime types (see HO Offence Classification index? For example,
violence against the person offences are split into homicides,
violence with injury, violence without injury, stalking and
harassment, death or serious injury caused by unlawful driving)?

 

 3. For request 1, for each month, please can you state the average number
of days these individuals were under investigation (prior to being
charged or any other outcome was given)?

 

Pre-charge bail

 

 4. How many people did your force release on pre-charge bail each month
from June 2018 up to and including August 2021?

 

 5. For request 4, for each month, please may this be split by crime sub
groups for all crime types (see HO Offence Classification index? For
example, violence against the person offences are split into
homicides, violence with injury, violence without injury, stalking and
harassment, death or serious injury caused by unlawful driving)?

 

 6. For request 4, for each month, please can you state the average number
of days these individuals were placed on pre-charge bail (prior to
being charged or any other outcome was given)?

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in providing the response
to your request and for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Please
find the Warwickshire Police response set out below.

 

Response: Please be advised that the information requested in Q2 and Q5 is
not centrally recorded and is therefore not available in a readily
retrievable format. In order to retrieve this information it would be
necessary to manually review all cases of RUI and ‘released on bail’ to
determine the crime sub group. An exercise was undertaken to determine if
this retrieval could be achieved within the fees limit, however, due to
the high volume of results (in excess of 32000), this was not possible.
Therefore, 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. For Police forces in the UK, the
"appropriate limit" is considered to be up to 18 hours of work on one
request.

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts
as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a
request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole
request

 

In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice
and assistance, however, due to the volume of records involved I am unable
to suggest a way to revise Q2 and Q5 of your request into one that could
be answered within the fees limit.

 

As a gesture of goodwill I have provided responses to Q1, Q3, Q4 and Q6
below, which were located before it was realised that not all of the
information could be retrieved within the fees limit. This should not be
taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside
of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests.

 

Please note that where a person is RUI or released on bail for more than
one offence, there will be an entry for each offence.

 

Q1 response:

 

RUI Breakdown
Year Jan Feb Mar April May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2018           244 277 311 196 281 281 297 1887
2019 292 198 232 317 210 297 291 331 262 271 342 370 3413
2020 307 294 311 251 282 330 354 301 337 281 296 323 3667
2021 314 229 333 263 282 291 359 305         2376

 

 

Q3 response:  No information held

 

Q4 response:

 

Please note that where an individual has been re-bailed in a subsequent
month they are included as a new figure in that month. For example, a
person, initially arrested in April 2020 and re-bailed in May 2020 shall
appear in April and May 2020 figures.

 

 

Bail Breakdown
Year Jan Feb Mar April May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2018           355 362 342 303 369 425 452 2608
2019 342 408 467 431 452 400 499 492 481 544 592 667 5775
2020 684 650 583 574 733 681 703 625 693 624 659 603 7812
2021 679 557 669 626 681 730 660 650         5252

 

 

Q6 response: No information held

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

 

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

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or email the Freedom of Information Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Lucie Harris

Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit
Warwickshire Police

PO Box 4

Leek Wootton

Warwickshire

CV35 7QB

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