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Dear City of London Police,
I would like to know how many black and white people you stopped and searched in 2017.

Yours faithfully, Finn Thomas

FOI, City of London Police

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Dear Mr Thomas,

 

I have been attached to the freedom of Information unit to assist with the
backlog of requests on the old system. I notice that you sent in a request
on the 28/12/2018. Firstly I would like to apologise that it has taken so
long for your to be contacted.

 

Your question is placed below;

 

Dear City of London Police,

I would like to know how many black and white people you stopped and
searched in 2017.

 

City of London Police have moved to a new crime recording system in 2018.
This means that the reports for 2017 would have to be individually
accessed on the old system to ascertain the ethnicity of the person
stopped and this would take one person over the 18 hour threshold (Maximum
£450.00 at £25 per hour) set out by Section 12 of the FOI Act.

 

Section 12(1) of the Act provides:

 

"(1) Section 1(1) does not oblige a public authority to comply with a
request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of
complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit."

 

 

The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004 provides:

 

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(2) In the case of a public authority which is listed in Part I of
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(3) In the case of any other public authority, the appropriate limit is
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What I have done is placed a link to the City of London Police Stop and
Search overview compiled for 2019 on the Police UK website. This gives up
to date stats as recorded so far this year. I understand that these
figures are reasonably regularly updated for CoLP and other forces. There
is also other released information regarding the performance of CoLP.

 

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I hope that this helps you.

 

Respectfully yours

 

Paul Reid

 

 

Paul Reid
Force Information Officer
Intelligence and Information I City of London Police

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