Aggregate data on criminal activity, squatting, and / or damage in business properties

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Dear Thames Valley Police,

In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, could you please provide me with the following information for each of the last five years (i.e. 2011 to 2015), and tallied by borough council in which the incidents occurred:

1. Total number of empty business premises (including retail, office and industrial) affected by each of (as a direct consequence of their being empty):
a. Criminal activity
b. Squatting
c. Damage
2. Total number of occupied business premises (including retail, office and industrial) affected by each of:
a. Criminal activity
b. Squatting
c. Damage
3. Where possible, total value in GBP of the theft or damage to empty business premises (including retail, office and industrial) by each of (as a direct consequence of their being empty):
a. Criminal activity
b. Squatting
c. Damage
4. Where possible, total value in GBP of the theft or damage to occupied business premises (including retail, office and industrial) by each of:
a. Criminal activity
b. Squatting
c. Damage

If the value in GBP is not known, then please provide the balance of data requested.

Please provide this as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Public Access, Thames Valley Police

Dear Mr Chait

 

To enable us to respond to your request, please could you clarify what you
are seeking in terms of a business premises being ‘affected’? I.e. are you
referring to just the number of finally recorded crimes at business
premises, or were you referring to calls/reports as well? Please also be
advised that we would be required to manually read through every relevant
case to determine if a premises was occupied or not, therefore this may
result in a Section 12 refusal notice.

 

We will place your request on hold, pending clarification of the above.

 

Kind regards,

Amy

 

Amy Good | Public Access Officer

Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley
Police

Telephone: 01865 846329 | Address: TVP Headquarters, Oxford Road,
Kidlington, OX5 2NX

 

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Dear Public Access,

Thank you for your response. In terms of your query, I'm interested in "finally recorded crimes".

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Public Access, Thames Valley Police

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Dear Mr Chait

 

Please see attached our response to your above referenced Freedom of
Information request.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Amy

 

Amy Good | Public Access Officer

Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley
Police

Telephone: 01865 846329 | Address: TVP Headquarters, Oxford Road,
Kidlington, OX5 2NX

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Gavin Chait left an annotation ()

This is fairly spectacular, and I genuinely encourage anyone interested in crime on commercial properties to review the data received.

Dear Public Access,

Thank you, this is tremendous. Very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait