Released Under Investigation and Bail statistics by month from June 2018

John Milik made this Freedom of Information request to City of London Police Authority

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Dear City of London Police Authority,

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

COL-EB-InformationOfficer, City of London Police Authority

Dear John Milik,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

The City of London (CoL) acknowledges receipt of your request for information of 28 September 2021.

Public authorities are required to respond to requests within the statutory timescale of 20 working days beginning from the first working day after they receive a request. The Act does not always require public authorities to disclose the information which they hold.

The FOIA applies to the CoL as a local authority, police authority and port health authority. The CoL is the local and police authority for the "Square Mile", ie the historic City of London, and not for London as a whole. Please see the following page containing a link to a map (City of London - Interactive Mapping), which shows the local authority area covered by the CoL:
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The CoL does have some functions, including Port Health Authority functions, which extend beyond the City boundary. For further information please see: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Information Officer
Comptroller & City Solicitor's Department
City of London
Tel: 020-7332 1243
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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COL-EB-InformationOfficer, City of London Police Authority

Dear John Milik,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Following your request of 28 September 2021 and acknowledgement of 30 September 2021, the City of London (CoL) responds as follows:

The CoL confirms in accordance with section 1(1)(a) of the FOIA that it does not hold the information that you have requested, in relation to individuals released 'Under investigation' and/or on pre-charge bail.

The FOIA applies to the CoL as a local authority, police authority and port health authority; and to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD), which it manages. Subject to any other statutory provisions requiring the CoL to disclose information, release of information outside the scope of the Act is subject to the discretion of the CoL.

In addition, the CoL as a local authority and police authority is a separate body from the City of London Police for the purpose of compliance with the FOIA. In addition, please note that the City of London Police is the Police Force for the Square Mile. Beyond this, the Metropolitan Police Force (commonly referred to as 'the MET') is the Police Force for the rest of London ('Greater London'). The rest of England is covered by various other police forces.

In so far as you require the information for the "Square Mile", you may wish to contact the City of London Police. The FOI email address for the City of London Police is:
[email address]

Further information can be found at:
https://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/foi-a...

For the MET please visit:
https://www.met.police.uk/request/reques...

For police forces for the rest of the UK, please see the following webpage:
https://www.police.uk/forces/.

We hope that this response is of assistance.

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Yours sincerely,
Police Authority
Town Clerk's Department
City of London | Guildhall | London EC2V 7HH www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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