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Dear Merseyside Police,

Please can I make a Freedom of Information request to receive the following information:

1. How many reports of shoplifting did you receive in your area during 2005?

2. How many people were convicted of shoplifting in your area during 2005?

1. How many reports of petrol stations drive-offs did you receive in your area during 2005?

2. How many people were convicted of petrol station drive-offs in your area during 2005?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Watson

Merseyside Police

Dear Mr Watson,

Reference No : CD148/10 (please quote in all correspondence)

Thank you for your application for information dated 07/12/10, received by Merseyside Police on 07/12/10. I note that your are
seeking information relating to:

(paraphrased) : Crime Stats

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will now be considered. You will receive
a response within the statutory time-scale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt nor
containing a reference to a third party. In the event that we are not able to achieve this deadline you will be informed at the
earliest opportunity and given a revised time-scale.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you have requested. If this is the case you
will be informed and the 20 working day time scale will be suspended until we receive payment from you.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transfer to another public authority in order to answer your query in the
fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.


Yours faithfully,

Carl Dewhurst
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Disclosure Unit
PO Box 59,
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Fax: 0151 777 7099
Email : [Merseyside Police request email]

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Dear Mr Watson,

Reference No : CD148/10

I write in connection with your request for information dated 07/12/10 and
received on 07/12/10 concerning:

(paraphrased) Crime Stats For 2005

The cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which
we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving
the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004. It is estimated
that it would cost in excess of £ 450.00p to comply with your request.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as
a Refusal Notice.

You may wish to refine and resubmit your request so that it reduces the
costs shown above. Please find attached atable outlining my response in
greater detail.

(See attached file: CD148-10 Response Table.doc)

Complainant Rights:
Your attention is drawn to the below attached notice which details your
right of complaint.

Yours faithfully

Carl Dewhurst
Merseyside Police
Information Access Unit
Information Bureau
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL
L69 1JD
fax: 0151 777 7099
E-mail: [Merseyside Police request email]

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Merseyside Police
Force Information Manager
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LIVERPOOL
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Hi Carl,

Would it be possible to provide data for the following two questions only within the £450 limit?

1. How many reports of shoplifting did you receive in your area during 2005?

2. How many reports of petrol stations drive-offs did you receive in your area during 2005?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Watson

Merseyside Police

Mr Watson,
I will assess the feasibility of providing the data requested
and will get back to you. Thanks.

Carl Dewhurst
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police


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Hi Carl,

Would it be possible to provide data for the following two
questions only within the £450 limit?

1. How many reports of shoplifting did you receive in your area
during 2005?

2. How many reports of petrol stations drive-offs did you receive
in your area during 2005?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Watson

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Dear Mr Watson,

Response Letter - FOI Application CD148/10 (please quote in all
correspondence)

I write in connection with your amended request for information which was
received by Merseyside Police on 13/12/10. I note that you seek access to
the following information:

(paraphrased) Crime Stats 2005

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within Merseyside
Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can confirm that
the information that your requested is held by Merseyside Police.

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were conducted
in the Information Bureau.
The searches located the records relevant to your request which are on the
attached schedule.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you, as
attached. Please find attached a table outlining my amended response.

(See attached file: CD148-10 response Table 2.dot)

Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights review and of complaint.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or e-mail me, on the below address, quoting the reference number above.

Yours faithfully

Carl Dewhurst
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Information Access Unit
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Fax: 0151 777 7099
E-mail: [Merseyside Police request email]

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