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Freedom of Information: time held in custody

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Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Sarah and I am using a WhatDoTheyKnowAccount shared with my colleagues Harriet Clugston and Claire Wilde. I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

For the calendar years of 2019 and 2020, I would like you to provide me with the number of people booked into the force’s custody suites following an arrest, broken down by month. I would like you to provide me with the age, sex and ethnicity of each detainee as well as the crime or power under which they were detained.

For each detainee, I would like you to provide me with the time of arrival at the designated custody facility and the time of their custody record’s closure, regardless of whether the outcome was bail, RUI, a charge or any other outcome. I am seeking only the time arriving in and leaving custody detention so please do not include days on bail etc.

For each detainee, please provide the total number of time spent in police custody in minutes

I would appreciate the information in spreadsheet format if possible. If there is any way in which you would like me to refine or explain my request further, please let me know.

Yours Sincerely,

Sarah Wilson

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police



 

Thank you for contacting Surrey Police, Information Access Team, via the Freedom
of Information mailbox

If you are contacting us regarding a current FOI request and have already
received an acknowledgement email from us, your request has been logged and is
being processed.

We will endeavour to provide you with a response within the statutory timescales
or as soon as practicable after that.   Unfortunately, at the present time, due
to restricted working practices resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak, there
will inevitably be some delays. 

We are currently unable to respond to emails seeking an update, or estimated
disclosure dates as we are focussing on processing all requests as quickly as
possible.  We apologise for any delays and hope that this does not cause too
much inconvenience.

Thank You

 

 

 

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police

Dear Sarah WILSON,

Freedom of Information: 002474/21
RE: Time in Custody

I write to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Request
(FOI).

The Act requires us to respond to FOI requests within 20 working days of
receiving the request. Although every effort will be made to ensure a
response is provided within statutory deadlines, due to current
circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We apologise for any
inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request as quickly as is
practicable.

Yours Sincerely,

Information Access Team
Surrey Police
Telephone 01483 630007

Good morning

I am writing to request an update on this request, which I should have had a response to on July 2. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Wilson

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police



 

Thank you for contacting Surrey Police, Information Access Team, via the Freedom
of Information mailbox

If you are contacting us regarding a current FOI request and have already
received an acknowledgement email from us, your request has been logged and is
being processed.

We will endeavour to provide you with a response within the statutory timescales
or as soon as practicable after that.   Unfortunately, at the present time, due
to restricted working practices resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak, there
will inevitably be some delays. 

We are currently unable to respond to emails seeking an update, or estimated
disclosure dates as we are focussing on processing all requests as quickly as
possible.  We apologise for any delays and hope that this does not cause too
much inconvenience.

Thank You

 

 

 

Dear Surrey Police,

I'd like to offer a clarification to this freedom of information request:

Should the force feel that information about ethnicity and age and gender cannot be provided together on the grounds of identifiable information, please provide just the ethnicity data and time spent in custody.

Best

Sarah

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police

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Dear Claire Wilde,

 

I write in connection with your request for information received on 04
June 2021.

 

I apologise for the late response to your request, and hope that this has
not caused you too much inconvenience.  You had asked:

 

For the calendar years of 2019 and 2020, I would like you to provide me
with the number of people booked into the force’s custody suites following
an arrest, broken down by month. I would like you to provide me with the
age, sex and ethnicity of each detainee as well as the crime or power
under which they were detained.

 

For each detainee, I would like you to provide me with the time of arrival
at the designated custody facility and the time of their custody record’s
closure, regardless of whether the outcome was bail, RUI, a charge or any
other outcome. I am seeking only the time arriving in and leaving custody
detention so please do not include days on bail etc.

 

For each detainee, please provide the total number of time spent in police
custody in minutes

 

I would appreciate the information in spreadsheet format if possible.

 

Response:

Section 1 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities.  Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
s1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified within a
request is held.  The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held.  Where exemptions are relied upon
Section 17 of the FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a
notice which: a) states that fact, b) specifies the exemption(s) in
question and c) state (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption applies.

The information that you have requested is held by Surrey Police.  Our
response is contained in the attached spreadsheet.  

Please note: due to the request seeking detailed information which in its
requested format risks identifying individuals, we have supplied the data
in uncorrelated tables so as to provide full disclosure / avoid engaging
exemption under Section 40(2) of FOIA – Personal Information.

 

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic,
nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  It should be
noted therefore that this force’s response to your questions should not be
used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

 

Surrey Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure. How to do this is set out in the attached
Appeals Notice.  Having followed the full procedure, if you are still
dissatisfied, then you have the right to direct your comments to the
Information Commissioner who will give your case consideration.

 

Thank you for your interest in Surrey Police. Should you have any further
enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact us on 01483 -
630007 quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely
                                                                                                    

Neil Coventry

Information Access Team Decision Maker

Information Access Team

Surrey Police

Tel - 101

•         Hunt Number 30007

•         Fax 01483 634911

•         Address – Surrey Police, PO Box 101, Guildford, GU1 9PE

 

The Surrey Police Privacy Notice including your personal data rights is
available on the Surrey Police website or on this link: 

[1]https://www.surrey.police.uk/about-us/yo...

 

 

References

Visible links
1. https://www.surrey.police.uk/about-us/yo...

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police

1 Attachment

Spreadsheet attached

 

From: !Freedom of Information (Surrey)
Sent: 27 July 2021 15:37
To: [FOI #762783 email]
Cc: !Freedom of Information (Surrey) <[email address]>
Subject: Response to FOI 002474/21

 

 

Dear Claire Wilde,

 

I write in connection with your request for information received on 04
June 2021.

 

I apologise for the late response to your request, and hope that this has
not caused you too much inconvenience.  You had asked:

 

For the calendar years of 2019 and 2020, I would like you to provide me
with the number of people booked into the force’s custody suites following
an arrest, broken down by month. I would like you to provide me with the
age, sex and ethnicity of each detainee as well as the crime or power
under which they were detained.

 

For each detainee, I would like you to provide me with the time of arrival
at the designated custody facility and the time of their custody record’s
closure, regardless of whether the outcome was bail, RUI, a charge or any
other outcome. I am seeking only the time arriving in and leaving custody
detention so please do not include days on bail etc.

 

For each detainee, please provide the total number of time spent in police
custody in minutes

 

I would appreciate the information in spreadsheet format if possible.

 

Response:

Section 1 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities.  Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
s1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified within a
request is held.  The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held.  Where exemptions are relied upon
Section 17 of the FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a
notice which: a) states that fact, b) specifies the exemption(s) in
question and c) state (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption applies.

The information that you have requested is held by Surrey Police.  Our
response is contained in the attached spreadsheet.  

Please note: due to the request seeking detailed information which in its
requested format risks identifying individuals, we have supplied the data
in uncorrelated tables so as to provide full disclosure / avoid engaging
exemption under Section 40(2) of FOIA – Personal Information.

 

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic,
nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  It should be
noted therefore that this force’s response to your questions should not be
used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

 

Surrey Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure. How to do this is set out in the attached
Appeals Notice.  Having followed the full procedure, if you are still
dissatisfied, then you have the right to direct your comments to the
Information Commissioner who will give your case consideration.

 

Thank you for your interest in Surrey Police. Should you have any further
enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact us on 01483 -
630007 quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely
                                                                                                    

Neil Coventry

Information Access Team Decision Maker

Information Access Team

Surrey Police

Tel - 101

•         Hunt Number 30007

•         Fax 01483 634911

•         Address – Surrey Police, PO Box 101, Guildford, GU1 9PE

 

The Surrey Police Privacy Notice including your personal data rights is
available on the Surrey Police website or on this link: 

[1]https://www.surrey.police.uk/about-us/yo...

 

 

References

Visible links
1. https://www.surrey.police.uk/about-us/yo...

Good morning

I hope this email finds you well. Many thanks for returning the data as requested. However, in my initial FOI request, I was hoping for the data on the detainee's characteristics (i.e. age, ethnicity etc.) to be correlated with the time spent in custody.

I was wondering whether you could please return the data to me correlated in this way? If, however, this would trigger an FOI exemption based on identity, then I would instead like ethnicity alone correlated with the time spent in custody.

Do let me know whether this is possible, and when I might expect to receive anything back. Many thanks!

Best

Sarah

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police



 

Thank you for contacting Surrey Police, Information Access Team, via the Freedom
of Information mailbox

If you are contacting us regarding a current FOI request and have already
received an acknowledgement email from us, your request has been logged and is
being processed.

We will endeavour to provide you with a response within the statutory timescales
or as soon as practicable after that.   Unfortunately, at the present time, due
to restricted working practices resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak, there
will inevitably be some delays. 

We are currently unable to respond to emails seeking an update, or estimated
disclosure dates as we are focussing on processing all requests as quickly as
possible.  We apologise for any delays and hope that this does not cause too
much inconvenience.

Thank You

 

 

 

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police

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Morning,

We've reattached the workbook / spreadsheet, as we're not sure if it was attached to the original response sent on 27 July 2021.

To clarify; due to the request seeking detailed information which in its requested format risks identifying individuals, we have supplied the data in uncorrelated tables so as to provide full disclosure / avoid engaging exemption under Section 40(2) of FOIA – Personal Information.

With kind regards,
Information Access Team
Surrey Police
Tel - 101
• Hunt Number 30007
• Address – Surrey Police, PO Box 101, Guildford, GU1 9PE

The Surrey Police Privacy Notice including your personal data rights is available on the Surrey Police website or on this link:
https://www.surrey.police.uk/about-us/yo...

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