Dear Merseyside Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request regarding crimes committed involving motor vehicles.

I’d like to request data specific to the area of Liverpool.

During this time period:
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019

Specifically, I’d like to request data on how many crimes have been recorded with the codes/definitions of:
Code 45 - Theft from a vehicle
Code 48 - Theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle
Code 126 - Interfering with a motor vehicle

If I could please receive the data in a spreadsheet format, that would be fantastic. Feel free to get in touch if you require any clarification from myself!

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Dixon

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
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Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
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I write in connection with your application for information which was
received by Merseyside Police on 05/12/2019. I note that you seek access
to the following information:

 

(Paraphrased) Information in respect of vehicle crime in the 01/04/2018 -
31/03/2019.

 

 

The Information Commissioner requires public authorities to ensure that a
Freedom of Information application is fully understood before providing a
response. Where there is ambiguity in an application, public authorities
are required to seek clarification of the information that you require. 
To enable Merseyside Police to meet your request could you please provide
this office with further information? I provide some guidance that may
assist you more clearly to describe the information.

 

Your application refers to the ‘Liverpool area’. Before searches are made,
could you please confirm that you are only interested in statistical data
for the Liverpool City Council area and not for the whole of the
Merseyside Police area?

 

 

THIS APPLICATION IS NOW SUSPENDED PENDING CLARIFICATION.

 

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory time scale of
20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third
party.

 

However, if the requested information has not been received by one month
after the above date, I will consider that you no longer wish to proceed
with this request and it will be treated as withdrawn.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

D Jackson

Disclosure Analyst

 

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit

PO Box59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

E-mail [1][Merseyside Police request email]

Fax. 0151 777 1675

 

 

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Dear Mr Jackson,

Thanks for your swift reply, to confirm, yes I would just like data for the Liverpool City area, as opposed to Merseyside as a whole.

Yours sincerely,
Jamie Dixon

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
internally and you will be advised of the location. Any related
communication must be direct to the identified location and not the FOI
e-mail address.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

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Dear  Mr. Dixon,

 

Response Letter - FOI Application DJ 2019 - 1490 MERPOL (please quote in
all correspondence)

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police. I note that you seek access to the following
information:

 

(Paraphrased) Information in respect of motor vehicle crime in Liverpool.

 

Following receipt for your request searches were conducted within the
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

 

The searches located information relevant to your request which is shown
on the attached response table.

 

I have today been authorized by the Data Access Supervisor, the senior
decision maker in this case, to disclose the located information to you,
as attached. Please find attached above, the response table with
information.

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights review and of complaint.           

 

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or e-mail me, at the below address, quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours faithfully

 

D Jackson

Disclosure Analyst

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit (FOI)

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL L69 1JD

Fax: 0151 777 1675

E-mail:  [Merseyside Police request email]

 

Schedule(s) of disclosed information:   Please see attachment at the top
of the e-mail.

 

 

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Dear Mr Jackson,

Thank you for your response. I notice that the data for 'theft or unauthorised taking of motor vehicle' has been combined with that for 'aggravated vehicle taking', would it be possible to receive just the figures for the former?

Yours sincerely,
Jamie Dixon

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
internally and you will be advised of the location. Any related
communication must be direct to the identified location and not the FOI
e-mail address.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

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solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please notify the sender as soon
as possible. This footnote confirms that all reasonable steps have been
taken to ensure that this email message has been swept for the presence of
computer viruses. The views expressed in this communication may not
necessarily be the views of Merseyside Police. All communications,
including telephone calls and electronic messages to and from Merseyside
Police may be subject to monitoring and recording.
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Dear Mr. Dixon,

 Thank you for your e-mail and my apology that the response data has
caused some inconvenience.

Please see the attached amended Excel table which shows the original data
and the aggravated vehicle taking data as a separate entry.

Yours faithfully

 D. Jackson
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police

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