Policing and street crime data request

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Cambridgeshire Constabulary should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Please supply me with the following information in relation to the Cambridgeshire Police area covered by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

1. Number of serving police officers in post in:
1a. April 2021
1b. April 2022
1c. April 2023
1d. At the time of this request

2. Street crime statistics for:
2a. April 2021
2b. April 2022
2c. April 2023
2d. At the time of this request

A breakdown into geographical areas is not required but clarity over ranking for Q1 and offence categories for Q2 would be helpful.

I appreciate your time and support in this request.

Many thanks,

Sarah Tomkins

FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2024/02909

Dear Sarah Tomkins,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 17th
April. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 16th May.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,
Joanne Atkins

FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2024/02909

Dear Sarah Tomkins,

I am writing with regards to your request for information, which was
received 17th April.

We have started to consider your request, however we require further
information before we are able to proceed.

In question 2 you ask:

"2. Street crime statistics for:

2a. April 2021

2b. April 2022

2c. April 2023

2d. At the time of this request"

Cambridgeshire Constabulary record crime statistics in accordance with
Home Office counting rules, which uses Home Office Notifiable crime or
incident codes.

There is not a crime type or group that covers "Street Crime", therefore
using the attached link, please supply the HO crime codes you would like
to receive statistical information on:

[1]https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

As you will appreciate the statutory timescale for our response to your
request will not commence until we are supplied with the further
information which we require. In the event that we do not hear from you we
will assume that you do not wish to proceed with your request.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,
Sharron Woodward

References

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1. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

Dear FOI Team,

Many thanks for your request for clarification. The categories I am mostly interested in are as follows:

Violence against the person
Sexual offences
Robbery
Theft offences
Criminal damage and arson
Drug offences
Possession of weapons
Public order offences

I hope this helps my request. Thank you for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Tomkins

FOI Team,

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Dear Sarah Tomkins,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 17th
April.

Yours sincerely,
Joanne Atkins