Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

For the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 could you please supply me with the TOTAL number of non-fatal injuries recorded as being caused by a Firearm, including Air Weapons? One total figure for each of the three years is all I require.

Thank you.

Regards

Yours faithfully,

Alan Wright

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Wright

Please note - your 2 requests have been aggragated into this one request.

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018010001253

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 23/01/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), For the years 2015, 2016 and
2017 could you please supply me with the TOTAL number of non-fatal
injuries recorded as being caused by a Firearm, including Air Weapons?
 One total figure for each of the three years is all I require.

* AND

* For the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 could you please supply me with the
TOTAL number of fatalities recorded as being caused by a Firearm,
including Air Weapons?  One total figure for each of the three years
is all I require.

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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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Good morning,
This request is now overdue a response. Could you please provide me with your response or inform me why that is not possible.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Alan Wright

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Wright,

Thank you for your email. I am sorry that the MPS have not been able to respond to your request within the 20 working day time period. I have checked out system and can see that the person dealing with this request is Suzi Mason.

Suzi, please would you give Mr Wright an update on this request?

Regards,

David.

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Case reference: 2018010001253

Dear Mr Wright,

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding.  

I have submitted a request for the data and I am still awaiting a
response.  I have been advised that the team responsible for handing the
request is severely short-staffed and they have therefore given a response
date of 14/3/2018.

I apologise once again for the length of time that this is taking and I
thank you for your continued patience in this matter.

Kind regards,

Suzanne Mason
Information Rights Unit

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Case reference: 2018010001253

Dear Mr Wright,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018010001253

Thank you for your request for information which was received by the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 30 January 2018.  Please accept our
sincere apologies for the delay in responding, which was due to low
staffing levels which resulted in a heavy backlog of work to be processed.
 

I note you seek access to the following information:

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
For the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 could you please supply me with the
TOTAL number of non-fatal injuries recorded as being caused by a Firearm,
including Air Weapons?  One total figure for each of the three years is
all I require.
AND
For the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 could you please supply me with the
TOTAL number of fatalities recorded as being caused by a Firearm,
including Air Weapons?  One total figure for each of the three years is
all I require.

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION
To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS.  

DECISION
This letter is to inform you that it will not be possible to respond to
your request within the cost threshold.  This response serves as a Refusal
Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).
 Please see the legal annex for further information on the exemptions
applied in respect of your request.

REASONS FOR DECISION
For the period 2015-2017, the MPS recorded a total of 416 discharged
firearms and 885 lethal barrelled offences.  Each of these will have to be
manually reviewed in order to identify the information requested.  It has
been conservatively estimated that each record would take approximately 8
minutes to review.

We therefore estimate that the cost of complying with this request would
exceed the appropriate limit. The appropriate limit has been specified in
regulations and for agencies outside central Government; this is set at
£450.00.   This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18
hours [at a rate of £25 per hour] in determining whether the MPS holds the
information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

DUTY TO ADVISE AND ASSIST
Under Section 16 of the Act, there is a duty to advise and assist
applicants in making requests for information.

Due to the number of cases that we hold on record that will have to be
reviewed, we are unable to suggest ways to refine this search.  

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

Kind regards,

Suzanne Mason
Information Rights Unit
 

LEGAL ANNEX

Section 17(5) of the Act provides:

(5) A public authority which, in relation to any request for information,
is relying on a claim that section 12 or 14 applies must, within the time
for complying with section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that
fact.

Section 12(1)&(2) of the Act provides:

(1) Section 1 does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request
for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying with
the request would exceed the appropriate limit.

(2) Subsection (1) does not exempt the public authority from its
obligation to comply with paragraph (a) of section 1(1) unless the
estimated cost of complying with that paragraph alone would exceed the
appropriate limit.

Section 16 of the Act provides:

(1) It shall be the duty of a public authority to provide advice and
assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect the authority to do
so, to persons who propose to make, or have made, requests for information
to it.

(2) Any public authority which, in relation to the provision of advice or
assistance in any case, conforms with the code of practice under section
45 is to be taken to comply with the duty imposed by subsection (1) in
relation to that case.
 

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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.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
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
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner 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 website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

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Cheshire
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Re your response to my request;

I am only interested in total numbers per calendar year.

With this in mind, and in order to answer my requests within the cost limits, is it possible please for searches, for each of the years requested, to be carried out on the CRIS system a) for Murder and b) for Assault (any) in conjunction with a flag for Firearms (any or all)?

I originally submitted a separate request for Fatalities caused by Firearms over the same period.

I hope this may simplify my request somewhat

Yours faithfully,

Alan Wright

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Wright

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018030000341

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 07/03/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

NEW REQUEST:
"Re your response to my request;
I am only interested in total numbers per calendar year.
With this in mind, and in order to answer my requests within the cost
limits, is it possible please for searches, for each of the years
requested, to be carried out on the CRIS system a) for Murder and b) for
Assault (any) in conjunction  with a flag for Firearms (any or all)?
I originally submitted a separate request for Fatalities caused by
Firearms over the same period.
I hope this may simplify my request somewhat"

PREVIOUS REQUEST:
"Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
For the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 could you please supply me with the
TOTAL number of non-fatal injuries recorded as being caused by a Firearm,
including Air Weapons?  One total figure for each of the three years is
all I require.
AND
For the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 could you please supply me with the
TOTAL number of fatalities recorded as being caused by a Firearm,
including Air Weapons?  One total figure for each of the three years is
all I require."

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

R. Loizou
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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 the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
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
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner 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 website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
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Information Commissioner's Office
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Cheshire
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Phone: 0303 123 1113

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Case reference: 2018030000341

Dear Mr Wright,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.  I am still
awaiting a response from our analysts, who are experiencing some delays
due to staff shortages.  

I sent a reminder to the team yesterday and will chase again early next
week and get back to you as soon as I have a response.

Kind regards,
Suzi

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Case reference: 2018030000341

Dear Mr Wright,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 2018030000341

Thank you for your request for information which was received by the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 13 march 2018, seeking access to the
following information:

PREVIOUS REQUEST:
Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
For the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 could you please supply me with the
TOTAL number of non-fatal injuries recorded as being caused by a Firearm,
including Air Weapons?  One total figure for each of the three years is
all I require.
AND
For the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 could you please supply me with the
TOTAL number of fatalities recorded as being caused by a Firearm,
including Air Weapons?  One total figure for each of the three years is
all I require.

We requested clarification on the information sought and you responded
with the following:

NEW REQUEST:
Re your response to my request;
I am only interested in total numbers per calendar year.
With this in mind, and in order to answer my requests within the cost
limits, is it possible please for searches, for each of the years
requested, to be carried out on the CRIS system a) for Murder and b) for
Assault (any) in conjunction  with a flag for Firearms (any or all)?
I originally submitted a separate request for Fatalities caused by
Firearms over the same period.
I hope this may simplify my request somewhat

In the first instance, please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in
responding and thank you for your patience in the matter.

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION
To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS which 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.

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

Kind regards,

Suzanne Mason
Information Rights Unit
 

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.
 

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 the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
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
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner 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 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

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