This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Motorcycle and scooter thefts'.




 
 
 
Joint Information Management Unit
Operational Headquarters 
Tower Street 
Winchester 
Hampshire 
SO23 8ZD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Telephone   
Direct Dial
 
101  023 8047 9580
Ms Julie Sperling 
Fax   
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request-572370-
01962 874201 
18001 101
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Email Address
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15 May 2019
Our ref: 
CM/PA/001215/19 
Your ref: 
 
 
 
 
Dear Ms Sperling 
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 
 
I write in response to the above referenced Freedom of Information request submitted 
on 01 May 2019, Hampshire Constabulary has now considered this request, which has 
been repeated below and have responded accordingly.  
 
Please  can  you  provide  the  number  of  Hampshire Constabulary does not hold 
reported thefts of motorcycles and scooters  this information in a retrievable format. 
in  the  Hampshire  police  force  area  for  the  The cost of determining if the 
periods 1st January – 31st December 2017  information is held, locating and 
and 1st January – 31st December 2018.  
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 more 
than £450 to comply with your request. 
 
Hampshire Constabulary stores 
information relating to the theft of 
motorcycles under the occurrence 
category theft of vehicle.  To determine 
whether the stolen vehicle was a 
motorcycle would require a manual 
review of every theft of vehicle 
occurrence.  With approximately 1250 
relevant occurrences in the first six 
months of 2017 alone, this would 
greatly exceed the cost limit. 
 
You may wish to refine your request by 
narrowing down the search parameters 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
– for example, choosing that we review 
5 randomly selected theft of vehicle 
occurrences to see if any relate to your 
request thereby significantly reducing 
the number of records that would need 
to be manually searched to retrieve the 
information you are seeking.  
 
In accordance with the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000, if one element of 
a request exceeds the statutory cost 
limit, the whole request may be refused 
on grounds of cost.  As such, this letter 
acts as a Refusal Notice in respect of 
your whole request.  
 
COMPLAINT RIGHTS 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision made by 
Hampshire Constabulary, you can lodge a complaint with the force to have the 
decision reviewed within 2 months of the date of this response. Complaints should be 
made in writing to the Public Access office at the address at the top of this letter.  
 
If, after lodging a complaint with Hampshire Constabulary, you are still unhappy with 
the outcome, you may make an application to the Information Commissioner at the 
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire 
SK9 5AF, via telephone on 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 or at the website 
www.ico.org.uk 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
 
Amy McDonald 
Public Access 
Joint Information Management Unit