Request for information relating to the number of rape incidents and length of interview times.

Reference: 21031

Date Added: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

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.


Information requested:


Can I ask for the last two years (2019 and 2020) how many reported rapes there have been? How many of those reported led to a conviction? 

No information held.


Can I ask for the total time which police interviewed the victims/alleged victims of the these crimes during this period and the total time which police interviewed suspects/perpetrators?

No information held.


If the total time of interviews is not possible to obtain, can I ask for the length of ten police interviews of alleged rape victims' interviews? Can I ask then for the length of ten police interviews of rape suspects? 

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 hold operational policing information such as the information requested, this is the responsibility of the Chief Constable of Gwent Police.  I note from your email that you have also copied in Gwent Police  who are the appropriate authority to deal with your request and therefore, they should respond directly to you with the information they hold.


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: