Request for information regarding the sharing of reported incidents between regions on a nationwide database in the UK

Reference: 20019

Date Added: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Request 20-19


Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find response below.


Does your region share reported/logged assault incidents with other regions on a nationwide database in the UK? I am currently trying to identify:


-              Any existing policy which means logged reports are not currently shared with other regions.


                No information held


-              Any scenario in which local police would not be able to access a report from a different region.


                No information held


-              Why a report would not be available on a national police database.


                No information held



The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are two separate organisations.   Therefore, the OPCC are not responsible for and do not usually hold operational policing information such as incident logs, this is the responsibility of the Chief Constable of Gwent Police.  You may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link  I want to find information about the police | Gwent Police


The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.


I hope this information is satisfactory to your request however, should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website: