Crime charge rates

Claire Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Police

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Dear West Yorkshire Police,

Please can I request the following information:

The overall percentage of crimes recorded by West Yorkshire Police which result in a suspect being charged.
The percentage of crimes which result in a suspect being charged in each of the five police districts.
The percentage of crimes which result in a suspect being charged by crime type (both across West Yorkshire and at district level).

Can I please also request, if possible, how this compares to the national percentages and the average percentages across West Yorkshire Police's MSF (most similar force) group, both overall and broken down by crime type.

Can I please have this information for the following years, separately: 2015, 2016, 2017

If you are unable to provide this information within cost limits, please can you provide guidance and advice on how I might refine this request.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Wilde

Freedom of Information, West Yorkshire Police

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Good Afternoon,

Please be advised that we do not hold this information in percentage terms, we may be able to provide you:

1 - The total number of recorded crimes
2 - The total number of Charges
3 - Total charged by Policing district and crime type.

Can I please have this information for the following years, separately: 2015, 2016, 2017

Comparable data from other forces is not held by West Yorkshire Police.

Please could you advise whether you wish to proceed with the request outlined above?

Kind Regards

Rebecca Fawcett
Disclosure Officer
Disclosure Unit
Tel: 01924 296249

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Thank you for your response.
If the percentages are not held, can I please request the raw numbers, as you suggest.

So, for each of the three years (2015, 2016, 2017) could I have:

The number of crimes reported, broken down by policing district and by crime type;
The number of crimes which resulted in charges, broken down by policing district and by crime type.

I can then calculate the percentages myself.

Kind regards,
Claire Wilde

Freedom of Information, West Yorkshire Police

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Good Afternoon,

Please find attached a response in relation to your request:

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Rebecca Fawcett

Disclosure Officer

Disclosure Unit

Tel: 01924 296249

 

 

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