Esther Ogunfeitimi

Dear West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information on murders of young children age 0-13 by family members in the West Midlands.

Please send me the following information for each of the calendar years 2010 - 2018. I would like this data in spreadsheet format (CSV or XLS).

How many murders by family members were reported (arrested)? 
How many murders of children by family members were charged?
How many of the children were from single parent households?
What ethnicity have been reported (arrested) for murder of children by family members?
Has there been evidence of sexual assault in the charged cases?
How many accused of murdering family members have been diagnosed with a mental health issue? 
How many of the children were male?
How many of the children were female?
How many accused of murdering the children have had previous reports (arrests) of violence?

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Yours faithfully,

Esther Ogunfeitimi

West Midlands Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

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Good morning Esther.

Please find attached scanned correspondence sent on behalf of Chief Executive, Jonathan Jardine, in response to your FOI request.

Kind regards

Linda Kirk
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West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner
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Esther Ogunfeitimi

Dear Linda Kirk,

Thank you for getting back to me. It would be great if you can forward my request.

Yours sincerely,

Esther Ogunfeitimi

Linda Kirk, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

No problem at all. I will forward today.

Kind regards

Linda

Linda Kirk
Senior Business Support Officer

West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner
Lloyd House
Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6NQ

Tel: 0121 626 6060
Int: 801 2062

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Freedom of Information, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Ms Ogunfeitimi

 

FOI Request Reference: 2815/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 13 March 2018.

 

REQUEST

 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
the following information on murders of young children age 0-13 by family
members in the West Midlands.

 

Please send me the following information for each of the calendar years
2010 - 2018.

 

1. How many murders by family members were reported (arrested)?

2. How many murders of children by family members were charged?

3. How many of the children were from single parent households?

4. What ethnicity have been reported (arrested) for murder of children by
family members?

5. Has there been evidence of sexual assault in the charged cases?

6. How many accused of murdering family members have been diagnosed with a
mental health issue?

7. How many of the children were male?

8. How many of the children were female?

9. How many accused of murdering the children have had previous reports
(arrests) of violence?

 

 

However, I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because
we are not certain that we have understood it correctly.

 

Therefore I should be grateful if you would provide the following
clarification to your questions please:

 

1. How many murders by family members were reported (arrested)?

 

Does this mean - How many people were arrested for the murder of a family
member who was aged 0-13?

 

2. How many murders of children by family members were charged?

 

Does this mean - How many of the people arrested for the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) were charged with that murder?

 

3. How many of the children were from single parent households?

 

Does this mean – Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, how many of the
children were from single parent households

 

4. What ethnicity have been reported (arrested) for murder of children by
family members?

 

Does this mean - Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, what is the
ethnicity of the person arrested?

 

5. Has there been evidence of sexual assault in the charged cases?

 

Does this mean - Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, was there evidence
of sexual assault against the victim by the person arrested?

 

6. How many accused of murdering family members have been diagnosed with a
mental health issue?

 

Does this mean - How many of the people charged with the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) were diagnosed with a mental health issue?

 

7. How many of the children were male?

 

Does this mean – Of the cases where a person was charged with the murder
of a family member (aged 0-13) how many of the children were male?

 

8. How many of the children were female?

 

Does this mean – Of the cases where a person was charged with the murder
of a family member (aged 0-13) how many of the children were female?

 

9. How many accused of murdering the children have had previous reports
(arrests) of violence?

 

Does this mean - How many people charged with the murder of a family
member (aged 0-13) had previous arrests for violence towards any person
(i.e. not just the victim)?

 

 

Please contact me if you need assistance with this.

 

To enable us to proceed with your request I would be grateful if you could
provide the clarification outlined above. After receiving your reply, your
request will be considered and you will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject to
the application of any statutory exemptions. If you choose not to respond
then your request will remain unanswered.

 

For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our
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If you need any further information please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Notley

Disclosure Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

Corporate Communications

West Midlands Police

 

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Esther Ogunfeitimi

Dear David Notley,

Thank you for getting back to me. Sorry that it was not clear enough. I have copied in the questions you wrote for clarification. Those questions were all that I am asking for, I hope this is my clear.

1. How many people were arrested for the murder of a family member who was aged 0-13?

2. How many of the people arrested for the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) were charged with that murder?

3. Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, how many of the
children were from single-parent households

4. Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, what is the
ethnicity of the person arrested?

5. Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, was there evidence
of sexual assault against the victim by the person arrested?

6. How many of the people charged with the murder of a
family member (aged 0-13) were diagnosed with a mental health issue?

7. Of the cases where a person was charged with the murder
of a family member (aged 0-13) how many of the children were male?

8. Of the cases where a person was charged with the murder
of a family member (aged 0-13) how many of the children were female?

9. How many people charged with the murder of a family
member (aged 0-13) had previous arrests for violence towards any person
(i.e. not just the victim)?

Yours sincerely,

Esther Ogunfeitimi

Freedom of Information, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

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Freedom of Information, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Ms Ogunfeitimi

 

FOI Request Reference: 2815/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 13 March2018.

 

REQUEST

 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
the following information on murders of young children age 0-13 by family
members in the West Midlands.

 

Please send me the following information for each of the calendar years
2010 – 2018:

 

1. How many people were arrested for the murder of a family member who was
aged 0-13?

 

2.   How many of the people arrested for the murder of a family member
(aged 0-13) were charged with that murder?

 

3. Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a family member
(aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, how many of the children were
from single-parent households

 

4.  Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a family member
(aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, what is the ethnicity of the
person arrested?

 

5. Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a family member
(aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, was there evidence of sexual
assault against the victim by the person arrested?

 

6.  How many of the people charged with the murder of a family member
(aged 0-13) were diagnosed with a mental health issue?

 

7. Of the cases where a person was charged with the murder of a family
member (aged 0-13) how many of the children were male?

 

8. Of the cases where a person was charged with the murder of a family
member (aged 0-13) how many of the children were female?

 

9. How many people charged with the murder of a family member (aged 0-13)
had previous arrests for violence towards any person (i.e. not just the
victim)?

 

 

RESPONSE

 

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this
information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

 

However rather than refusing your request outright at this stage, I would
like to explore with you how West Midlands Police may best assist you to
request relevant information which we hold. Within the cost limit we could
the conduct the following searches based on cases where the relationship
has been recorded within the ‘MO Notes’ field of the offence:

 

1. How many people were arrested for the murder of a family member who was
aged 0-13?

 

2. How many of the people arrested for the murder of a family member (aged
0-13) were charged with that murder?

 

3. Of the cases where a person arrested for the murder of a family member
(aged 0-13) was charged with that murder, what is the ethnicity of the
person arrested?

 

4. Of the cases where a person was charged with the murder of a family
member (aged 0-13) how many of the children were male?

 

5. Of the cases where a person was charged with the murder of a family
member (aged 0-13) how many of the children were female?

 

Please note that any located information might be subject to the
application of exemptions under the Act (e.g. Section 30 - Investigations
and proceedings conducted by the public authority, Section 40 - Personal
information.

 

To enable us to proceed with your request I would be grateful if you could
confirm whether you wish us to provide the information outlined above.
After receiving your reply, your request will be considered and you will
receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as
defined by the Act, subject to the application of any statutory
exemptions. If you chose not to respond then your request will remain
unanswered.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

There is no specific offence title of ‘murder of a family member’
therefore in order to determine all of the information requested, we would
need to conduct a manual examination of the cases files all murder
offences and cross reference with multiple systems. Such a search however
would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).

 

This means that the cost of compliance with the whole of your request is
above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the
cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the
appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the FOI Act 2000. For West
Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by
the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.

 

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:

 

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Please note that such an appeal must be received within 20 working days of
the date of this correspondence. Any such request received after this time
will only be considered at the discretion of the FOI Unit.

 

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Notley

Disclosure Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

Corporate Communications

West Midlands Police

 

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