Crime Statistics relating to betting offices

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Dear Central Scotland Police,

(1) Year by year for the period 2008 – 2011, how many gun enabled robbery offences have been reported to Central Scotland Police where the location was betting office? With reference to this timeframe could you please provide a breakdown of these figures by Parliamentary Constituency.
(2) Year by year for the period 2008 – 2011, how many violence against the person offences have been reported to Central Scotland Police where the location was betting office? With reference to this timeframe could you please provide a breakdown of these figures by Parliamentary Constituency.
(3) Year by year for the period 2008 -2011, how many criminal damage offences were reported to Central Scotland Police where the location was betting officer? With reference to this timeframe could you please provide a breakdown of these figures by Parliamentary Constituency.

Could I please have the information in a PDF format and recieve via email.

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Slaughter
67/68 Long Acre
Covent Garden
London

Ryan Slaughter

Freedom Of Information, Central Scotland Police

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Dear Mr Slaughter,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Acknowledgement

Thank you for your request for information received on 16 May 2012, which
is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002. Your request has been given the unique Reference
Number: 05-023 and this should be quoted on all correspondence.  

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Yours sincerely

Susan

FOI and Information Access Officer

Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters
Randolphfield
Stirling  FK8 2HD

Tel:       01786 456000
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [Central Scotland Police request email]

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Dear Ryan,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Thank you for your request for information received below.  I have dealt
with this in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 and respond to your request as follows :

Your Request(s) and Response(s) :

Question 1

Year by year for the period 2008 – 2011, how many gun enabled robbery
offences have been reported to Central Scotland Police where the location
was betting office? With reference to this timeframe could you please
provide a breakdown of these figures by Parliamentary Constituency.

Response : Central Scotland Police can advise there were no gun enabled
robbery offences as described above.

Question 2

Year by year for the period 2008 – 2011, how many violence against the
person offences have been reported to Central Scotland Police where the
location was betting office? With reference to this timeframe could you
please provide a breakdown of these figures by Parliamentary Constituency.

Response :  2008 Assault 2 (both in Alloa), Off Weapon 1 ( Falkirk) - 2009
Resist Arrest 1 (Denny) - 2010 Assault 2 (1 in Falkirk 1 in Grangemouth)
Robbery 1 (Alloa) - 2011 Assault 6 (3 Falkirk, 2 Alloa, 1 Alva). 

Please note the response is by town, not Parliamentary Constituency which
we do not record crimes by.

Question 3

Year by year for the period 2008 -2011, how many criminal damage offences
were reported to Central Scotland Police where the location was betting
officer? With reference to this timeframe could you please provide a
breakdown of these figures by Parliamentary Constituency. 

Response : Vandalisms - 2008 Grangemouth 1, Alloa 2, Bo'ness 1, Falkirk 1,
Stirling 1, Callandar 1, 2009 - Bo'ness 1, Larbert 1, Alloa 1, Stirling 1,
Falkirk 2 - 2010 - Grangemouth 2, Stirling 4, 2011 Tillicoultry 1, Larbert
1, Dunblane 1, Falkirk 1

I apologise but do not have the facility to send this to you as a PDF.

You should be aware that Central Scotland Police hold the Copyright for
the material provided and it may not be reproduced in any format or media
without acquiring specific permission. This will also be subject to the
material not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context.
The source of the material must then be acknowledged as Central Scotland
Police, and the title of the document must be included when being
reproduced as part of another publication or service.

Police forces in the United Kingdom are routinely required to provide
crime statistics to government bodies and the recording criteria is set
nationally. However, the systems used for recording these figures are not
generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the crime data.
It should be noted that for these reasons this force's response to your
questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other
response you may receive.

If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me on
01786 456000 or Email:  [1][email address].police.uk  . However,
if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled, you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a Review of
the decisions made.  Should you wish to request a Review, please write to
Head of Professional Standards, Professional Standards Department, Central
Scotland Police, Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling FK8 2HD
within 40 working days of receiving this correspondence

If, after receiving a response, you remain dissatisfied, you have six
months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[2][email address] .

Yours sincerely

Kind regards
Ilene

Freedom of Information Officer
Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters

Tel:       01786 456000 Ext : 2774
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [3][Central Scotland Police request email]

 

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Sent: 17 May 2012 10:00
To: 'Ryan Slaughter'
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Dear Mr Slaughter,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Acknowledgement

Thank you for your request for information received on 16 May 2012, which
is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002. Your request has been given the unique Reference
Number: 05-023 and this should be quoted on all correspondence.  

Under the terms of the Act, we have a statutory obligation to respond
within 20 working days from the day after your request was received. A
response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly, and
in any event not later than 14 June 2012. Please allow for postal time, if
sent by mail.

Your request may result in us not supplying the information you have
requested, as the Act imposes certain conditions and exemptions on the
information we may supply. It is also possible that the information you
request is controlled by different legislation.

If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me on
01786 456000 or Email:  [4][email address].police.uk  . However,
if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled, you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a Review of
the decisions made.  Should you wish to request a Review, please write to
Head of Professional Standards, Professional Standards Department, Central
Scotland Police, Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling FK8 2HD
within 40 working days of receiving this correspondence.

If, after receiving a response to the Review, you remain dissatisfied, you
have six months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[5][email address] .

For further information on Freedom of Information you can visit the
Scottish Information Commissioners website at
[6]www.itspublicknowledge.info .

Yours sincerely

Susan

FOI and Information Access Officer

Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters
Randolphfield
Stirling  FK8 2HD

Tel:       01786 456000
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [7][Central Scotland Police request email]   

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