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To whom it may regard,

My name is Carly Roberts and I'm using a What Do They Know account, shared by Claire Wilde and Harriet Clugston.

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like data on the total number of domestic abuse-related offences recorded by the force between 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, broken down by the victim’s ethnicity.

Please send me:

1). The number and type of crime outcomes recorded for domestic-abuse related offences*, broken down by sex and ethnicity of the victim, and the nature of the offence – eg psychological, physical, sexual or emotional. Please only include offences that have been assigned an outcome, and group them by the year the outcome was recorded rather than the year the crime took place.

2). Of the cases that resulted in a charge or summons in part 1 of this request (by year the outcome was recorded), please provide a breakdown of the sex and ethnicity of the suspect, whilst retaining the breakdown of the sex and ethnicity of the victim

3). The number of times a suspect was arrested in relation to a domestic abuse-related offence, broken down by the sex and ethnicity of the suspect and of the victim

4). The number of women who sought a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity

5). The number of women who were granted a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity

6). The number of men who sought a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity

7). The number of men who were granted a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity

Please provide the requested data in a spreadsheet format.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

Many thanks, Carly Roberts.

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

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@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear Carly Roberts,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 511-2021

I write in connection with your request for information which was received on 04/06/2021. Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

We will make every effort to provide a response to your request within 20 working days as stipulated by the Act.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you chose not to make payment then your request will be withdrawn.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact the Freedom of Information Unit via letter or email, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Information & Compliance Department
Warwickshire Police
PO Box 4
Leek Wootton
Warwickshire
CV35 7QB

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Dear @ Freedom of Information,

I am writing to request an update on this FOI.

A response was due by 2nd July.

Please could you advise when you will be able to provide the data requested.

Yours sincerely,

Carly Roberts

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Good Morning,

Thank you for your email. Apologies that you have not received a response to your request yet.

Unfortunately due to the current climate there has been an increase in Freedom Of Information requests / demand on resource and as a result delays in accessing information and responding.

We will let the team know you have been in touch and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible with a response.

In the meantime if there is anything else we can do to support with your FOI query please do let us know.

Thanks again for your patience. Take care and stay safe.

Kind regards

Amy Kimber
FOI Administration Officer
Information and Compliance
Warwickshire Police
[Warwickshire Police request email]

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@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear Carly Roberts

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 511-2021

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 4^th June 2021 as follows:

 

1).  The total number of domestic abuse-related offences recorded by the
force between 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, broken down by the victim’s
ethnicity.  Please send me:

 

2). The number and type of crime outcomes recorded for domestic-abuse
related offences*, broken down by sex and ethnicity of the victim, and the
nature of the offence – eg psychological, physical, sexual or emotional.
Please only include offences that have been assigned an outcome, and group
them by the year the outcome was recorded rather than the year the crime
took place.

 

3). Of the cases that resulted in a charge or summons in part 1 of this
request (by year the outcome was recorded), please provide a breakdown of
the sex and ethnicity of the suspect, whilst retaining the breakdown of
the sex and ethnicity of the victim

 

4). The number of times a suspect was arrested in relation to a domestic
abuse-related offence, broken down by the sex and ethnicity of the suspect
and of the victim

 

5). The number of women who sought a domestic abuse protection order, by
ethnicity

 

6). The number of women who were granted a domestic abuse protection
order, by ethnicity

 

7). The number of men who sought a domestic abuse protection order, by
ethnicity

 

8). The number of men who were granted a domestic abuse protection order,
by ethnicity

 

Please provide the requested data in a spreadsheet format.  If this
request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact
me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and
assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public
domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if
necessary

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in providing the response
to your request and for any inconvenience this may have caused you. 
Please find the Warwickshire Police response set out below.    

 

Response: Please be advised that not all of the requested information is
centrally recorded and, therefore, not held in a readily retrievable
format.  Due to system changes, the information requested at Q4 for years
2016 and 2017 would require a manual check of each and every record. 
During the two year period there are 1611 relevant records and, at 2
minutes per record, this equates to in excess of 53 hours of work. 
Therefore, the cost of providing you with the information is above the
amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of
locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as
stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit)
Regulations 2004.

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts
as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and, if one part of a
request exceeds the fees limit, then S12 of the Act applies to the whole
request.

 

In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice
and assistance in relation to your request and can advise that if you were
to reduce your request to years 2018, 2019 and 2020 for Q4, then it may be
possible to provide this information within the fees limit.  Further, we
would be able to provide information in relation to Q1 and may also be
able to provide information for Q2, and Q3 should you wish to submit a
revised request.

 

As a gesture of goodwill I have provided a response to Q5 to Q7 below as
this was retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be
exceeded.  This should not be taken as a precedent that additional
information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any
subsequent requests.

 

Q4 to Q7 response: We have been advised by the business area that
information in relation to Q5 to Q8 is not held.  They have stated that
Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Domestic Abuse Protection Orders are
a legal provision of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (section 20) intended to
replace the existing Domestic Violence Protection Notice and Domestic
Violence Protection Order granted under the Crime & Security Act 2010
since enacted in 2014. The sections of Domestic Abuse Act 2021 relevant to
DAPN and DAPO have yet to be fully enacted and, therefore, Warwickshire
Police are not legally able to seek either DAPN or DAPO as at the date of
your request.  DVPNs and DVPOs continue to be sought to protect victims
and their families where appropriate.  When legislation permits
Warwickshire Police will support victims of Domestic of all ages, genders
and ethnicities by seeking DAPN/DAPO or other protective orders where
appropriate as part of our ongoing commitment to address Domestic Abuse in
all its forms.

 

In order to provide assistance I must advise that in the event your
request was resubmitted to ask for information in relation to DVPNs and
DVPOs for the stated period then we would be unable to provide the
requested information within the fees limit as the information is not
centrally recorded and therefore not held in a readily retrievable
format.  There are in excess of 200 records for the stated period and each
would need to be examined on an individual basis in order to determine the
information requested.  At 10 minutes per record this equates to in excess
of 30 hours of work. 

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

 

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or email the Freedom of Information Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rachel Mumford

Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit
Warwickshire Police

PO Box 4

Leek Wootton

Warwickshire

CV35 7QB

[1][email address]

 

Warwickshire Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information 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 The Force Solicitor, Warwickshire
Police, Leek Wootton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 7QA.

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?  You have the right to require Warwickshire Police
(WP) to review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.

 

Ask to have the decision looked at again.  The quickest and easiest way to
have the decision looked at again is to telephone the person named at the
end of your decision letter.  That person will be able to discuss the
decision, explain any issues and assist with any problems.

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of WP
made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding access
to information, you can lodge a complaint with WP to have the decision
reviewed.  WP must be notified of your intention to complain within 20
working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of Information
request.  Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:

 

Freedom Of Information Unit

Warwickshire Police

PO Box 4

Leek Wootton

Warwickshire

CV35 7QB

 

Alternatively, you can email
[2][email address]

 

In all possible circumstances, WP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

If after lodging a complaint with WP you are still dissatisfied with the
decision, you may make application to the Information Commissioner (ICO)
for a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with
in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their [3]website.  Alternatively, you can contact the ICO in
writing or via phone:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel:  0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)

Fax:  01625 524 510

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear @ Freedom of Information,

I'm writing to submit a refined request following this refusal.

For the 2018, 2019 and 2020 calendar years, please tell me:

1) the number of domestic abuse flagged crime outcomes recorded by ethnicity of the victim. Please provide this data by the date the outcome was recorded, not the date the crime was first recorded.
2) a count of the crime outcomes from part 1 that were a summons, charge or postal requisition by ethnicity of the victim. This should not include charges or summons for alternative offences.

Yours sincerely,

Carly

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

Dear Carly Roberts

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 737-2021

I write in connection with your request for information which was received on 01/09/2021 as follows:

For the 2018, 2019 and 2020 calendar years, please tell me:

1) the number of domestic abuse flagged crime outcomes recorded by ethnicity of the victim. Please provide this data by the date the outcome was recorded, not the date the crime was first recorded.

2) a count of the crime outcomes from part 1 that were a summons, charge or postal requisition by ethnicity of the victim. This should not include charges or summons for alternative offences.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

We will make every effort to provide a response to your request within 20 working days as stipulated by the Act.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you chose not to make payment then your request will be withdrawn.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact the Freedom of Information Unit via letter or email, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

FOI Administrator
Freedom of Information Unit
Warwickshire Police
PO Box 4
Leek Wootton
Warwickshire
CV35 7QB

@ Freedom of Information, Warwickshire Police

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Dear Carly Roberts

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: FOI-737-2021

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 1^st September 2021 as follows:

 

For the 2018, 2019 and 2020 calendar years, please tell me:

 

1) The number of domestic abuse flagged crime outcomes recorded by
ethnicity of the victim. Please provide this data by the date the outcome
was recorded, not the date the crime was first recorded.

 

2) A count of the crime outcomes from part 1 that were a summons, charge
or postal requisition by ethnicity of the victim. This should not include
charges or summons for alternative offences.           

 

Response: Following receipt of your request I can advise that the
requested information is held.  Please find the Warwickshire Police
response set out on the attached sheet.

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

 

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or email the Freedom of Information Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rachel Mumford

Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit
Warwickshire Police

PO Box 4

Leek Wootton

Warwickshire

CV35 7QB

[1][email address]

 

Warwickshire Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information 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 The Force Solicitor, Warwickshire
Police, Leek Wootton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 7QA.

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?  You have the right to require Warwickshire Police
(WP) to review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.

 

Ask to have the decision looked at again.  The quickest and easiest way to
have the decision looked at again is to telephone the person named at the
end of your decision letter.  That person will be able to discuss the
decision, explain any issues and assist with any problems.

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of WP
made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding access
to information, you can lodge a complaint with WP to have the decision
reviewed.  WP must be notified of your intention to complain within 20
working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of Information
request.  Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:

 

Freedom Of Information Unit

Warwickshire Police

PO Box 4

Leek Wootton

Warwickshire

CV35 7QB

 

Alternatively, you can email
[2][email address]

 

In all possible circumstances, WP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

If after lodging a complaint with WP you are still dissatisfied with the
decision, you may make application to the Information Commissioner (ICO)
for a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with
in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their [3]website.  Alternatively, you can contact the ICO in
writing or via phone:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel:  0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)

Fax:  01625 524 510

 

 

 

 

 

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