Thefts at construction sites

Claire Evans made this Freedom of Information request to Central Scotland Police

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Dear Central Scotland Police,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

Could you please tell me the number of recorded thefts, security breaches and/ or incidents at construction sites in your police force area last 12 full months prior to the receipt of this email, specifically between December 2010-November 2011.
I would like a breakdown of incidents which have taken place and where they have happened (specific site addresses). Could you tell me what has been damaged or/ and stolen from the site.
I would like a detailed breakdown of the type of thefts, or incidents which have taken place (either proven or alleged) and any conviction that has taken place (if this is in your ability to expand).
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and that it is the department's responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification, please contact me by e-mail.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.
I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Evans

Freedom Of Information,

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Dear Claire Evans,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Thank you for your request for information received below. I have dealt
with this request in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 and respond as follows :


As below.


Please find attached the spreadsheet with the information you requested,
however I have redacted any addresses which may  identify an individual
under the following exemption.

Part 1, Section 16 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002,
requires Central Scotland Police when refusing to provide such information
because it is exempt, to provide you with a notice which: (a) states that
it holds the information, (b) states that it is claiming an exemption, (c)
specifies the exemption in question and (d) states, if not otherwise
apparent, why the exemption applies.

 The information you have requested is exempt under Part 2, Section 38
Personal Information

(2) The first condition is

(a) in a case where the information falls within any of paragraphs
(a) to (d) of the definition of "data" in section 1 (1) of the Data
Protection Act 1998 (c.29), that the disclosure of the information to
a member of the public otherwise than under this Act would

(i) any of the data protection principles;

Release of this information would be in breach of the Data Protection
principles, by releasing 3rd party information.

You should be aware that Central Scotland Police hold the Copyright for
the material provided and it may not be reproduced in any format or media
without acquiring specific permission. This will also be subject to the
material not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context.
The source of the material must then be acknowledged as Central Scotland
Police, and the title of the document must be included when being
reproduced as part of another publication or service.

Police forces in the United Kingdom are routinely required to provide
crime statistics to government bodies and the recording criteria is set
nationally. However, the systems used for recording these figures are not
generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the crime data.
It should be noted that for these reasons this force's response to your
questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other
response you may receive.

If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me on
01786 456000 or Email:  [1][email address]  . However,
if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled, you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a Review of
the decisions made.  Should you wish to request a Review, please write to
Head of Professional Standards, Professional Standards Department, Central
Scotland Police, Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling FK8 2HD
within 40 working days of receiving this correspondence

If, after receiving a response, you remain dissatisfied, you have six
months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[2][email address] .

Yours sincerely,

FOI and Information Access Officer

Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters
Stirling  FK8 2HD

Tel:       01786 456000
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [Central Scotland Police request email]

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