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Humberside Police 
 
Corporate Development Branch 
 
Information Compliance Unit 
 
Priory Road 
 
Kingston Upon Hull 
 
HU5 5SF 
 
Tel: +44 (1482) 578006 
 
Fax:+44 (1482) 305002 
 
 
Ms. Kinnaird 
 
Your Ref: 
 
Our Ref:F-2013-01604 
 
 
 
 
 
01 November, 2013 
 
Dear Ms. Kinnaird, 
 
FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000 Reference No: F-2013-01604 
 
Thank you for your request for Information, received at this office on 11 October, 2013, in which you 
requested details of the following: 
 
How many burglaries in North East Lincolnshire have resulted in a prosecution over the last 
year? How many burglaries have been reported and how many people have been charged 
and dealt with through the courts? 

 
The Freedom of Information Act requires that this request is dealt with in a manner that is motive and 
applicant blind.  A disclosure under this legislation is considered a disclosure to the world and is 
considered to be on the basis that it is in the public interest. 
 
This response is unique to Humberside Police and you are advised not to compare this like for like with 
any other force’s response you receive.   
 
Humberside Police Response 
 
It has been determined to provide prosecution data would exceed the appropriate limit of 18 hours or as 
a cost equivalent £450.  The reason for this is that charge data would need to be compared with 
information held on the Police National Computer (PNC).  This would require a cross reference of 
several hundred records which would greatly exceed the appropriate limit. 
 
Therefore s12 of the Act applies. 
 
Section 12 – Exemption where cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limit.  
s1(1) does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request for information if the authority 
estimates that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ (18 – 
hours).  
 
Activities that may be counted within our time estimations are:  
         Determining if the information is held;  
         Locating the information, or a document containing it;  
         Retrieving the information, or a document containing it; and  
         Extracting the information from a document containing it.  
 
Chief Constable   Ms J Curran QPM       Deputy Chief Constable   D J Griffin QPM, MA 
Assistant Chief Constable (Operations Support)   A Leaver       Assistant Chief Constable (Operations)   S M Donald  QPM, MA 
Assistant Chief Officer (Support)   P S Goatley BA (Hons), CPFA       Assistant Chief Officer (Human Resources)   I  Watson MBA, MSc, FCIPD 
Web site:  www.humberside.police.uk 
 
File classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED - NO DESCRIPTOR 

 
The following have not been included within our calculations:  
         The time spent identifying information to be exempted  
         The time dedicated to the process of redaction.  
 
Please take this as a refusal notice in accordance with section 17(5) of the Act which states; A public 
authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or 14 
applies must, within the time for complying with section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. 
 
Although excess cost removes the forces obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture 
of goodwill, I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved or available before it was 
realised that the fees limit would be exceeded. I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to 
rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of your request. 
  
Please find provided the number of crimes, which have an outcome of charge/summons and not the 
number of people charged. 
 
 
Should you need to discuss this further please contact James Green, Information Compliance Officer on 
the above details. 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
 
James Green 
Information Compliance Officer 
Chief Constable   Ms J Curran QPM       Deputy Chief Constable   D J Griffin QPM, MA 
Assistant Chief Constable (Operations Support)   A Leaver       Assistant Chief Constable (Operations)   S M Donald  QPM, MA 
Assistant Chief Officer (Support)   P S Goatley BA (Hons), CPFA       Assistant Chief Officer (Human Resources)   I  Watson MBA, MSc, FCIPD 
Web site:  www.humberside.police.uk 
 
File classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED - NO DESCRIPTOR 

 
Humberside Police – Freedom of Information Complaints Review Procedure 
Why Have A Complaints Process? 
Humberside Police is committed to delivering an open and transparent service whenever 
possible and it is our intention to commit to the principles of openness embodied in the Freedom 
of Information Act. We will release information to the greatest extent possible, consistent with 
the public interest, however we may withhold information if we consider its release would cause 
significant harm.  
If information within a document is withheld, it will be clearly marked to show where information 
has been removed and the legal exemption we have used. If we decline to supply all or part of 
any information you have asked for we will notify you in writing giving our reasons based upon 
legal exemptions contained within the Freedom of Information Act.  
If you are not satisfied about the way in which your Freedom of Information request has been 
handled you have the right to appeal. This information has been designed to help you to 
understand how to complain to Humberside Police. Using this process will not affect your right 
to complain directly to the Information Commissioner if you feel we have not complied with our 
obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.  
Who Can Complain? 
Anyone who has made a Freedom of Information request in writing to the Force can complain. If 
you have requested information and you are not satisfied with the way we have dealt with it, you 
can use the complaints process to have it looked at again. If someone who requested 
information would like to complain but cannot do so themselves, you can complain on their 
behalf but it will help us if you make it clear that you are doing so.  
What Can I Complain About? 
If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, with the fee we have 
charged, or with the reasons we have given for refusing to provide information, you have the 
right to appeal. You can complain about the range, amount and format of information we have 
sent following a request. You can also complain about the way a request was handled, for 
example, the time it took to respond.  
How Do I Complain? 
To deal with your complaint as quickly as possible, it will help if you can give us as much 
information as you can about the original request made and the reason for your complaint. 
Please put your complaint in writing and address it to: 
 
FOI Appeals 
Humberside Police Information Compliance Unit  
Police Headquarters 
Priory Road 
Hull HU5 5SF 
 
 
Chief Constable   Ms J Curran QPM       Deputy Chief Constable   D J Griffin QPM, MA 
Assistant Chief Constable (Operations Support)   A Leaver       Assistant Chief Constable (Operations)   S M Donald  QPM, MA 
Assistant Chief Officer (Support)   P S Goatley BA (Hons), CPFA       Assistant Chief Officer (Human Resources)   I  Watson MBA, MSc, FCIPD 
Web site:  www.humberside.police.uk 
 
File classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED - NO DESCRIPTOR 

 
What Happens To My Complaint? 
Once we have enough details to identify the request, we will begin the review. The Head of The 
Information Compliance Unit will normally review your complaint. In the more complex cases a 
review panel consisting of a number of senior personnel from the Force will re-examine your 
complaint. We aim to complete the review process within 20 days of receiving your complaint. 
Upon completion we will send you the findings.  
How Will I Be Notified? 
Where we have not followed procedures or have failed to provide acceptable quality of service, 
we will apologise and explain what we will do to ensure this doesn't happen again. If our original 
decision to withhold information is over-turned on appeal we will send you the additional 
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information immediately. If we be
 original response was correct we will let you 
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know, and inform you of your opti
What If I'm Still Not Satisfied? 
If we have been unable to resolve your complaint and you are not satisfied you can approach 
the office of the Information Commissioner, who may investigate the matter on your behalf. This 
option is open to you at all times, but we will endeavour to address your complaint initially, as 
this may lead to a speedier resolution. It is the Information Commissioner who decides whether 
to investigate or not. We will co-operate fully with the Information Commissioner.  
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If you have any further questions abou
ts process, please contact the Information 
Compliance Unit on 01482 317097 or alternatively you can write to:  
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Head of Infor
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Humb
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Priory Road 
Hull HU5 5SF 
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxx.xx  

Requests for a review by the Information Commissioner should be made in writing directly to:  
ion Commissioner 
The Informat
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Wycliffe Ho

Water Lan
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF  
Phone:  01625 545 700  
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
Chief Constable   Ms J Curran QPM       Deputy Chief Constable   D J Griffin QPM, MA 
Assistant Chief Constable (Operations Support)   A Leaver       Assistant Chief Constable (Operations)   S M Donald  QPM, MA 
Assistant Chief Officer (Support)   P S Goatley BA (Hons), CPFA       Assistant Chief Officer (Human Resources)   I  Watson MBA, MSc, FCIPD 
Web site:  www.humberside.police.uk 
 
File classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED - NO DESCRIPTOR 

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