Sexual assaults at London underground stations

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Dear British Transport Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information:

1. How many sexual assaults have been reported at each London Underground station in zones 1-3 in the last four years, broken down by year and station? (ie Highbury and Islington - X reports in 2013, Y reports in 2014....)

2. How many confirmed sexual assaults have taken place at each London Underground station in zones 1-3 in the last four years, broken down by year and station?

3. Which five stations have seen the highest number of sexual assault reports in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? Which five have seen the lowest for these years?

4. Which five stations have seen the highest number of confirmed sexual assaults in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? Which has seen the lowest?

I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set, eg. in Excel, NOT as a PDF.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

I would 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,

Max Benwell

Freedom of information, British Transport Police

Dear Mr Benwell,

 

Freedom of Information request ref: 0418-17.   

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the
Act’).

 

Your request was received on 28^th March 2017 and will be processed in
accordance with the Act.

 

Please quote the above reference number on any correspondence.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Simon Fuller

Information Sharing Officer/ Swyddog Rhannu Gwybodaeth

Information Management / Uned Rheoli Gwybodaeth

Capability and Resources/Gallu ac Adnoddau

British Transport Police / Heddlu Trafnidiaeth Prydeinig

Telephone/ffôn swyddfa: 02920 525326

Email/Ebost: [1][email address

       [2][email address]

Mail / Bost: British Transport Police, Information Sharing Unit, 2nd
Floor,  3 Callaghan Square, Cardiff, CF10 5BT /

Heddlu Trafnidiaeth Prydeinig, 3 Sgŵar Callaghan, Caerdydd CF10 5BT

Internal Post / Bost Mewnol: DX 153042 Cardiff 36

[3]www.btp.police.uk 

 

Unless otherwise stated above this e mail is considered ‘OFFICIAL’

 

 

 

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Freedom of information, British Transport Police

Dear Mr Benwell,

 

Freedom of Information request ref: 0418-17.

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the
Act’) for the following information:

 

1. How many sexual assaults have been reported at each London Underground
station in zones 1-3 in the last four years, broken down by year and
station?  (ie Highbury and Islington - X reports in 2013, Y reports in
2014....)

 

2. How many confirmed sexual assaults have taken place at each London
Underground station in zones 1-3 in the last four years,  broken down by
year and station?

 

3. Which five stations have seen the highest number of sexual assault
reports in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? Which five have seen the lowest for
these years?

 

4. Which five stations have seen the highest number of confirmed sexual
assaults in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? Which has seen the lowest?

 

It is not possible to progress your request at this time, as clarification
is needed from you to enable us to locate the information you have asked
for.

 

Can you confirm the distinction you are making between question 1 (sexual
assaults reported) and question 2 (confirmed sexual assaults) and
similarly between question 3 and 4? National Crime Recording Standards
(NCRS) would dictate that a victim making a report of a crime against them
would lead to a crime being recorded and that crime would remain on record
(whether detected or undetected) unless there is clear documented evidence
that the crime as reported has not taken place. There’s no process whereby
British Transport Police would make a judgement on whether a crime was
‘confirmed’ or otherwise outside of the parameters of NCRS. If you can
explain the distinction that you wish to make between these datasets, we
would be happy to progress this request for you.

In line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 10(6), the 20
working day timescale will be suspended until the required clarification
has been received, restarting on the date when the information is
received.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Simon Fuller

Information Sharing Officer/ Swyddog Rhannu Gwybodaeth

Information Management / Uned Rheoli Gwybodaeth

Capability and Resources/Gallu ac Adnoddau

British Transport Police / Heddlu Trafnidiaeth Prydeinig

Telephone/ffôn swyddfa: 02920 525326

Email/Ebost: [1][email address

       [2][email address]

Mail / Bost: British Transport Police, Information Sharing Unit, 2nd
Floor,  3 Callaghan Square, Cardiff, CF10 5BT /

Heddlu Trafnidiaeth Prydeinig, 3 Sgŵar Callaghan, Caerdydd CF10 5BT

Internal Post / Bost Mewnol: DX 153042 Cardiff 36

[3]www.btp.police.uk 

 

Unless otherwise stated above this e mail is considered ‘OFFICIAL’

 

 

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