Dear Gambling Commission,

I write in accordance with my rights under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and make the following Freedom of Information request.

I specifically require information regarding communication made to the Commission in relation to incidents of crime that have required police attendance.

I would be grateful if you could provide figures for each of the four quarters of 2018 and the first two quarters of 2019.

I'm seeking the number of active premises, number of incidents and average incidents per premise for the following venues:

- Betting outlets
- Casinos
- Adult Gaming Centres
- Family Entertainment Centres
- Bingo halls
- Grand Total.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically. If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions under the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If some documents which form part of this request are easier to obtain than others, then I respectfully request that you release the available information, as soon as possible.

Please contact me on [email address] if you require any clarification.

I should be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20 working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Davies

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information which we are processing as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to deal with all requests promptly and in any event, no later than 20 working days in line with the statutory requirement. In this case 17/09/2019

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Team

GAMBLING COMMISSION
4th Floor
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP
Tel: 0121 230 6666
www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk

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Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

In your email you have requested ‘information regarding communication made
to the Commission in relation to incidents of crime that have required
police attendance. provide figures for each of the four quarters of 2018
and the first two quarters of 2019. the number of active premises, number
of incidents and average incidents per premise for the following venues:

 

- Betting outlets

- Casinos

- Adult Gaming Centres

- Family Entertainment Centres

- Bingo halls

- Grand Total.’

 

Please see attached spreadsheet containing the information held by the
Commission within the scope of your request.

 

There are some factors which should be taken into consideration when
viewing these figures. Firstly, these figures represent the number of
times there has been police attendance at a licensed premises, not
specifically in relation to crime.

 

Secondly, operators report both annually and on a quarterly basis and the
number of premises that are reported varies, hence the noticeable swings
in data between quarters. Therefore an average of the number of reported
premises was taken over the 6 quarters and compared against the times
there had been police in attendance over the same period.

 

Review of the decision

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
Freedom of Information request and wish to make a complaint or request a
review of our decision, you should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission,
4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.  The ICO can be contacted
at:  The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Team

 

GAMBLING COMMISSION

4th Floor
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

Tel: 0121 230 6666

[1]www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk 

 

 

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Freedom of Information requests can be submitted either by email
([email address]) or by writing to: FOI request Gambling
Commission Victoria Square House Victoria Square Birmingham B2 4BP Please
clearly state that your request is under the Freedom of Information Act.

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