Number and nature of student arrests

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Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

I would like to make a freedom of information request for the following pieces of information:

1) How many students, currently (or were at the time) studying at the University of Bristol, were arrested between the first of September 2014 and the first of March 2015?
2) What were the nature of the offences that led to the students being arrested during this time period? Giving general categories is sufficient for answering this question.
3) How many of these arrests led to the student being prosecuted?
4) What is the nature of the crimes which has led to students being prosecuted? Again, a general list of the types of crimes is sufficient for answering this question.

Yours faithfully,

Ben

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Private Our Reference 542/15
Date 9^th March 2015

Ben

[FOI #257381 email]

 

Dear Sir

 

Thank you for your request which I have copied below. In order for us to
provide you with the information you require some clarification is
necessary.

 

1) How many students, currently (or were at the time) studying at the
University of Bristol, were arrested between the first of September 2014
and the first of March 2015?

2) What were the nature of the offences that led to the students being
arrested during this time period? Giving general categories is sufficient
for answering this question.

3) How many of these arrests led to the student being prosecuted?

4) What is the nature of the crimes which has led to students being
prosecuted? Again, a general list of the types of crimes is sufficient for
answering this question.

 

Under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we require a full
name in order to process a request.  Could you therefore provide us with
your full name. 

I will be unable to start to process your request until I have received
your full name. If your full name is not received within 20 working days
this request will be closed.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

C Quartey

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

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Dear C Quartey,

My full name is Benjamin Jack Parr. Let me know if any further clarifications are required.

Yours sincerely,

Ben

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Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

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Private Our Reference 542/15

Ben Parr
Date 02 April 2015
[FOI #257381 email]

 

Dear Mr Parr

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 9^th March
concerning students who have been arrested.

 

Specifically you asked:

1) How many students, currently (or were at the time) studying at the
University of Bristol, were arrested between the first of September 2014
and the first of March 2015?

2) What were the nature of the offences that led to the students being
arrested during this time period? Giving general categories is sufficient
for answering this question.

3) How many of these arrests led to the student being prosecuted?

4) What is the nature of the crimes which has led to students being
prosecuted? Again, a general list of the types of crimes is sufficient for
answering this question.

 

No information is held in relation to this request. There is an occupation
field on the system used to record arrests, however it is not mandatory.
Where the detainee advises us they are a student this is recorded, however
we would not record which school or university they attend.

 

Should it be of interest to you we may be able to provide information
concerning all students arrested – regardless of the school or university
where this is recorded. 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

C Quartey

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

 

Please note:

1.     Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
Constabulary’s website (within 24 hours), some of which may contain a link
to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

2.     Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to
seek clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

3.     Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review procedure (copy
attached).

 

 

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Dear C Quartey,

Yes, please may you provide the details concerning all students arrested.

Yours sincerely,

Ben

#Freedom of Information Requests, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

 

 

Corporate Information Management Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Facsimile 01275 814667

    

Private Our Reference 684/15

Mr Ben Parr
Date 02 April 2015
[FOI #257381 email]

 

Dear Mr Parr

 

I write in connection with your refined request for information dated 2^nd
April 2015 concerning student arrests. This request will be dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act. In some
circumstances Avon and Somerset Constabulary may be unable to achieve this
deadline if consideration needs to be given to the public interest test.
If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at
the earliest opportunity.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

C Quartey

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

Please note;

1.     Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
Constabulary’s website (within 24 hours), some of which may contain a link
to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

2.     Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to
seek clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

3.     Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review procedure.

 

 

 

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Corporate Information Management Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Facsimile 01275 814667

Email foirequests@avonandsomerset.police.uk   

 

 

Private Our Reference 684/15

Ben Parr
Date 28 April 2015
[FOI #257381 email]

 

Dear Mr Parr

 

I write in connection with your refined request for information dated 2^nd
April concerning students who have been arrested.

 

Specifically you asked:

1) How many students were arrested between the first of September 2014 and
the first of March 2015?

Our records show that 219 students were arrested in the time specified.
This is based on the detainee stating that their occupation is ‘Student’
when being booked into custody.  This is however, not a mandatory field
and therefore this is not an exhaustive response. In the same time period
we had 2358 records where the occupation field was not filled in.

 

2) What were the nature of the offences that led to the students being
arrested during this time period? Giving general categories is sufficient
for answering this question.

Please see the table attached.

 

3) How many of these arrests led to the student being prosecuted?

61.

 

4) What is the nature of the crimes which has led to students being
prosecuted? Again, a general list of the types of crimes is sufficient for
answering this question.

Please see the table attached.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

C Quartey

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

 

Please note:

1.     Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
Constabulary’s website (within 24 hours), some of which may contain a link
to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

2.     Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to
seek clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

3.     Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review procedure (copy
attached).

 

 

 

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