Released Under Investigation and Bail statistics by month from June 2018

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Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

I am writing to make a request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

James Stott made a similar request in 2020 which may be relevant to forces who replied with information. This request, however, extends and expands beyond that request.

-Released under investigation

1. How many people did your force release ‘under investigation’ each month from June 2018 up to and including August 2021?

2. For request 1, please may this be split by crime sub groups for all crime types (see HO Offence Classification index. For example, violence against the person offences are split into homicides, violence with injury, violence without injury, stalking and harassment, death or serious injury caused by unlawful driving)?

3. For request 1, for each month, please can you state the average number of days these individuals were under investigation (prior to being charged or any other outcome was given)?

-Pre-charge bail

4. How many people did your force release on pre-charge bail each month from June 2018 up to and including August 2021?

5. For request 4, for each month, please may this be split by crime sub groups for all crime types (see HO Offence Classification index. For example, violence against the person offences are split into homicides, violence with injury, violence without injury, stalking and harassment, death or serious injury caused by unlawful driving)?

6. For request 4, for each month, please can you state the average number of days these individuals were placed on pre-charge bail (prior to being charged or any other outcome was given)?

Yours faithfully,

John Milik

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MILIK John Our 26041/21
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John Milik Date 26
<[FOI #795773 email]> October
2021

 

Dear John Milik

 

Re: Request for information dated 28/09/2021 under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

I write in connection with your above request where you asked as follows:-

 

 James Stott made a similar request in 2020 which may be relevant to
forces who replied with information. This request, however, extends and
expands beyond that request.

 

-Released under investigation

 

1. How many people did your force release ‘under investigation’ each month
from June 2018 up to and including August 2021?

 

2. For request 1, please may this be split by crime sub groups for all
crime types (see HO Offence Classification index. For example, violence
against the person offences are split into homicides, violence with
injury, violence without injury, stalking and harassment, death or serious
injury caused by unlawful driving)?

 

3. For request 1, for each month, please can you state the average number
of days these individuals were under investigation (prior to being charged
or any other outcome was given)?

 

-Pre-charge bail

 

4. How many people did your force release on pre-charge bail each month
from June 2018 up to and including August 2021?

 

5. For request 4, for each month, please may this be split by crime sub
groups for all crime types (see HO Offence Classification index. For
example, violence against the person offences are split into homicides,
violence with injury, violence without injury, stalking and harassment,
death or serious injury caused by unlawful driving)?

 

6. For request 4, for each month, please can you state the average number
of days these individuals were placed on pre-charge bail (prior to being
charged or any other outcome was given)?

 

 

Our response:

 

In relation to questions 1, 2, 4 and 5, please find attached an excel
workbook containing the requested information – a count of Prisoner ID’s
where the Initial Disposal has been recorded as Released Under
Investigation (RUI) and Bail respectively:

 

-       For questions 1 and 2, please see the first tab, entitled, ‘RUI –
monthly count’. 

-       For questions 4 and 5, please see the second tab, entitled, ‘Bail
– monthly count’.

 

This information has been broken down by month in the first table of each
tab (questions 1 and 4), and then by month and offence in the second tab
of each (questions 2 and 5). 

 

Please note that, within each tab, the totals between the two tables do
not match.  This is because a custody record can have multiple offences
and multiple disposals. For the second table in each tab (containing a
breakdown by offence), a Prisoner ID may be double counted if they have
been arrested for two different offences, hence why this total does not
tally with the one above.             

                                                                                                                       
                                               

The requested information is not held in relation to question 3 and 6, as
we do not record averages for this data. The Freedom of Information Act
allows a right of access to recorded information.  For the purpose of the
Act, information that is already recorded or documented at the time of the
request can be disclosed (subject to any relevant exemptions).  There is
no obligation for us to create information to satisfy a request.  In this
instance we would need to calculate the averages requested, thereby
creating an answer to your question.  As such the information requested is
not recorded as new information would be created in order to answer this
question. 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Small

Disclosure Officer

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