Clarification on Stop and Search

Reference: 16001

Date Added: Friday, January 8, 2016

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Question

 

1. We are making a request under the FOI for confirmation, denial or an answer of, don’t know, to the accuracy of our results listed below.

2. If you deny our findings, we request under the FOI act a full explanation and a submission of publicly accessed corroborative proof.

3. If your answer is that you don’t know or words to that effect, then we request under the FOI act a full explanation as to why you don’t.

Further to our telephone conversations, we are writing to you in order to facilitate a response to our questions to both the assistant Commissioner and the Commissioner on the discrepancies that have arisen within their promoted actions and the crime figures.

Below are results complied by open sourced FOI –
The highest number of murders in the last 5 years (December 2010 – December 2015) was committed by the white community in the UK. Yet the Black community are stopped and searched 5 to 17 times more often.

The highest number of murders in the last 5 years (December 2010 – December 2015) was committed by the white community in your area. Yet the Black community are stopped and searched 5 to 17 times more often.

The highest number of violent crime in the last 5 years (December 2010 – December 2015) was committed by the white community in your area. Yet the Black community are stopped and searched 5 to 17 times more often.

The highest number of violent crimes with a dangerous weapon in the last 5 years (December 2010 – December 2015) was committed by the white community in your area. Yet the Black community are stopped and searched 5 to 17 times more often.

The highest number of violent crime involving grievous bodily Harm (GBH) in the last 5 years (December 2010 – December 2015) was committed by the white community in your area. Yet the Black community are stopped and searched 5 to 17 times more often.

The highest number of violent crime involving knifes in the last 5 years (Decembe

 

Answer

 

1. This question is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it does not fulfil the criteria of Section 8 (1)(c) which requires an applicant to describe what information they are requesting. The Freedom of Information Act concerns 'recorded' information only.

2. This question is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it does not fulfil the criteria of Section 8 (1)(c) which requires an applicant to describe what information they are requesting. The Freedom of Information Act concerns 'recorded' information only.

3. This question is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it does not fulfil the criteria of Section 8 (1)(c) which requires an applicant to describe what information they are requesting. The Freedom of Information Act concerns 'recorded' information only.

4. No information held

Section 16 – Duty to provide advice and assistance
As the format of the questions 1-3 are not valid under the Freedom of Information Act, you may wish to re-word your request in order to ask for information in the areas of concern to be provided to you. This information will only be provided to you if it is recorded or is not exempt from publication under the Act. If you do decided to re-word the request, please note that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent does not hold information in relation to stop and search, you will need to contact Gwent Police on foi@gwent.pnn.police.uk. You may also wish to re-look at the wording used for question 4 in order to make your request to Gwent Police clearer.