Injuries to members of the public by police vehicles

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Can you tell me how many people have been injured or killed by MPS vehicles in the last 3 years?

If possible, can this figure be broken down to show what proportion of incidents occurred during emergency responses?

Yours faithfully,

Robin Chesterman

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Robin Chesterman

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011090000510
I write in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 03/09/2011. I note
you seek access to the following information:

"Can you tell me how many people have been injured or killed by MPS
vehicles in the last 3 years? If possible, can this figure be broken down
to show what proportion of incidents occurred during emergency responses?
"
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, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
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Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

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London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

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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.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Chesterman

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011090000510

I write in connection with your request for information dated 03/09/2011
which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on
03/09/2011. I note you seek access to the following information:

.Can you tell me how many people have been injured or killed by MP
vehicles in the last 3 years? If possible, can this figure be broken
down to show what proportion of incidents occurred during emergency
responses?

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were
conducted at the Police Driving Standards Unit at Traffic Headquarters.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located data relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find the information pursuant to your request below.

The total number of recorded collisions involving police vehicles where
by injuries occurred (to both police officers and members of the
public), over the last three years (1st September 2008 -31st August
2011) was 1194 of which 3 were fatal collisions. 376 of these collisions
were recorded as being an emergency related call, although the 3
fatalities were not on emergency calls. The searches used records
incorporating all recorded injuries, from the most minor up to and
including fatalities.

Also included in the data are collisions where police vehicles have been
rammed by suspects.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

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

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
write or contact Sue Reuter on telephone number 781184 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Sue Reuter
Management Information Manager

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, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria,
London, SW1H 0BG.

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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer 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 case officer that is nominated 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
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

Public Access Office

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
[1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk. Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 01625 545 700

Sue Reuter | CO15 | TDHQ | HQ MIU
MetPhone 781184 | Telephone 020 7161 1184 | Mobile | Email
[email address]
Address 6^th Floor, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, Earls Court.
SW6 1TR

Sue Reuter | CO15 | TDHQ | HQ MIU
MetPhone 781184 | Telephone 020 7161 1184 | [mobile number] | Email
[email address]
Address 6^th Floor, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, Earls Court. SW6
1TR

The Metropolitan Police Service is here for London - on the streets and in
your community, working with you to make our city safer.

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

References

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1. file://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Chesterman

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011090000510

I write in connection with your request for information dated 03/09/2011
which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on
03/09/2011. I note you seek access to the following information:

Can you tell me how many people have been injured or killed by MPS
vehicles in the last 3 years? If possible, can this figure be broken
down to show what proportion of incidents occurred during emergency
responses?

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were
conducted at the Police Driving Standards Unit at Traffic Headquarters.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located data relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find the information pursuant to your request below.

The total number of recorded collisions involving police vehicles where
by injuries occurred (to both police officers and members of the
public), over the last three years (1st September 2008 -31st August
2011) was 1194 of which 3 were fatal collisions. 376 of these collisions
were recorded as being an emergency related call, although the 3
fatalities were not on emergency calls. The searches used records
incorporating all recorded injuries, from the most minor up to and
including fatalities.

Also included in the data are collisions where police vehicles have been
deliberately collided with by suspects.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

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

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
write or contact Sue Reuter on telephone number 781184 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Sue Reuter
Management Information Manager

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, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria,
London, SW1H 0BG.

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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer 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 case officer that is nominated 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
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

Public Access Office

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
[1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk. Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 01625 545 700

Sue Reuter | CO15 | TDHQ | HQ MIU
MetPhone 781184 | Telephone 020 7161 1184 | Mobile | Email
[email address]
Address 6^th Floor, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, Earls Court.
SW6 1TR

The Metropolitan Police Service is here for London - on the streets and in
your community, working with you to make our city safer.

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

References

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1. file://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

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