Ages of perpetrators of criminal knife use.

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like figures on the ages of people prosecuted for crimes involving the use of knives against other individuals (not possession, actual criminal use).

I don't know how you currently hold data, but individual cases for the past two years, or monthly totals by age for the past two years, or annual totals for the past two years would be acceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Perrin

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017080000213

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 05/08/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"I would like figures on the ages of people prosecuted for crimes
involving the use of knives against other individuals (not possession,
actual criminal use).

I don't know how you currently hold data, but individual cases for the
past two years, or monthly totals by age for the past two years, or annual
totals for the past two years would be acceptable. "

This is to inform you that the MPS are unable to proceed with your request
as we require further information from you.  

* Please clarify if you would like the information to refer to calendar
years OR financial years OR if you would like to specify other start
and end times.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
Tuesday 5th September 2017, I will assume you no longer wish to proceed
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contact us at [email address] quoting the reference number above.

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

If you can assemble figures for any of these periods, presumably you can provide them by calenadar month which will be fine.

It there is any problem with this format, and only annual figures are available, calendar would be best, but either of the others will be adaquate.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Perrin

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017080000213

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 05/08/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* I would like figures on the ages of people prosecuted for crimes
involving the use of knives against other individuals (not possession,
actual criminal use). I don't know how you currently hold data, but
individual cases for the past two years, or monthly totals by age for
the past two years, or annual totals for the past two years would be
acceptable.

* Redef receieved on 7 August 2017


* Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), If you can assemble figures
for any of these periods, presumably you can provide them by calenadar
month which will be fine. It there is any problem with this format,
and only annual figures are available,  calendar would be best, but
either of the others will be adaquate.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
reference number above. Should your enquiry relate to the logging or
allocations process we will be able to assist you directly and where your
enquiry relates to other matters (such as the status of the request) we
will be able to pass on a message and/or advise you of the relevant
contact details.

Yours sincerely

Peter Deja
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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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.

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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
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London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

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complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

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the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
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Cheshire
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Ages of perpetrators of criminal knife use.'.

A response to this request is now long over due, and no explanation has been given. I expect a timely response a required by law from an organisation who are supposed to be upholding the law...

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Perrin,

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2017100000147

I write in connection with your request for a review of the handling
relating to 2017080000213 which was received by the Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) on 04/10/2017.  

A review will now be conducted in accordance with the Code of Practice
issued under Section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).
 The reviewing officer will reconsider the original request before
responding to you with their findings.

There is no statutory time limit in relation to the completion of an
Internal Review.  However, the MPS aim to complete Internal Reviews within
20 working days or in exceptional cases, within 40 working days.  This is
based upon guidance published by the Information Commissioner.

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Yours sincerely,

K. Sultana
FOI Triage Team

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Dear Mr Perrin

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2017100000147

Further to our earlier correspondence dated 04/10/2017, I am now able to
provide a response to your complaint concerning Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request reference number: 2017080000213  .  

Section 10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 states:

'Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a public authority must comply with
section 1(1) promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth
working day following the date of receipt.'

In the circumstances of your request, neither the information requested
nor a refusal notice was provided to you within 20 working days.
Therefore, the MPS have not complied with the requirements of section 10
of the Act.

I have made enquiries with the Information Manager (IM) with
responsibility for your request. A response has been drafted and
circulated to the business area concerned for approval and quality
assurance. I have asked the IM to complete your request as a matter of
urgency and to provide you with a response as soon as possible.

As a response to your request is currently outstanding, I am unable to
complete a full internal review in relation to your request. However,
should you be dissatisfied with the MPS response to your request, you may
request an internal review in relation to the decision.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise on behalf of the MPS
for any inconvenience caused by the time taken to respond to your Freedom
of Information Act request. The progress of your request will continue to
be monitored and the issues you have raised have been recorded, enabling
us to provide a more efficient and effective service in the future.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this Internal Review you have
the right to appeal the decision by contacting the Information
Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
FOIA.

For information on how to make an application to the Information
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Phone:  0303 123 1113

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager

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Dear Mr Perrin

 

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2017100000147

 

Further to our earlier correspondence dated 04/10/2017, I am now able to
provide a response to your complaint concerning Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request reference number: 2017080000213  .   

 

Section 10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 states:

 

'Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a public authority must comply with
section 1(1) promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth
working day following the date of receipt.'

 

In the circumstances of your request, neither the information requested
nor a refusal notice was provided to you within 20 working days.
Therefore, the MPS have not complied with the requirements of section 10
of the Act.

 

I have made enquiries with the Information Manager (IM) with
responsibility for your request. A response has been drafted and
circulated to the business area concerned for approval and quality
assurance. I have asked the IM to complete your request as a matter of
urgency and to provide you with a response as soon as possible.

 

As a response to your request is currently outstanding, I am unable to
complete a full internal review in relation to your request. However,
should you be dissatisfied with the MPS response to your request, you may
request an internal review in relation to the decision.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise on behalf of the MPS
for any inconvenience caused by the time taken to respond to your Freedom
of Information Act request. The progress of your request will continue to
be monitored and the issues you have raised have been recorded, enabling
us to provide a more efficient and effective service in the future.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this Internal Review you have
the right to appeal the decision by contacting the Information
Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
FOIA.

 

For information on how to make an application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively,
write to or phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  0303 123 1113

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Yvette Taylor

Information Manager

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Dear Mr Perrin

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017080000213

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 05/08/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

I would like figures on the ages of people prosecuted for crimes involving
the use of knives against other individuals (not possession, actual
criminal use).

I don't know how you currently hold data, but individual cases for the
past two years, or monthly totals by age for the past two years, or annual
totals for the past two years would be acceptable.

Redef receieved;

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), If you can assemble figures for
any of these periods, presumably you can provide them by calenadar month
which will be fine. It there is any problem with this format, and only
annual figures are available,  calendar would be best, but either of the
others will be adaquate..

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

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

DECISION

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

Please find attached information pursuant to your request above.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address] , quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Paul O'Shea
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, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
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The Information Commissioner

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Cheshire
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Phone: 0303 123 1113

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Thank you for your response and the data you provided, while a bit delayed it does provide the information requested.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

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