No Further Action

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Kent Police did not have the information requested.


I would like to request the following information.

Please list the total number of crimes that were screened out and closed as they required ‘no further action’.
Please provide a breakdown by alleged crime and reason for closure.
Please provide historic data for 2017, 2016, 2015,2014, 2013 or however many years possible.

Please provide a breakdown by calendar year.

How many crimes were reported in total for each of those years?

Thank you

Gurpreet Narwan

Yours faithfully,


Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Ms Narwan,

Before actioning your F.O.I. request some further clarification is required.

Firstly, Kent Police do not operate a 'screening out' of crimes process, as such we will be unable to supply any data.

Secondly, please see the link below for Home Office Crime Recording. There you will find how crime outcomes are recorded, based on these, is there a specific outcome you require; if so which one would you like so we are able to process for your request.

I will place your F.O.I. request until hold awaiting your response.


Mark Crittenden
Freedom of Information

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Dear Freedom of Information Kent,

Thank you for your response.

When a crime is reported, I understand that an assessment is made of the crime recorded, plus the likelihood of achieving the identification of a suspect/offender for that offence. A judgment is then made on local matters and the likelihood of identifying an offender. An informed decision is then made whether further enquiries are necessary, would require the use of disproportionate resource, or if the matter can be filed pending further information or evidence coming to light, without further investigation. This may also be referred to as "undetected" crimes. These are the figures i am hoping to obtain.

Yours sincerely,

Gurpreet Narwan

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Ms Narwan,


With reference to the Freedom of Information request that we received from
you on 8 June 2018 please find attached the response letter and
accompanying appendix.


Should you have any queries relating to this then please do not hesitate
to contact us.


Yours sincerely,


Freedom of Information Team

Kent Police


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