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Our Ref: 002183/13

Freedom of Information Section

Nottinghamshire Police HQ Sherwood Lodge, Arnold Nottingham NG5 8PP

Tel: 101 Ext 800 2507 Fax: 0115 967 2896

4 April 2013

Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

I write in connection with your request for information, which was received by Nottinghamshire Police on 14 March 2013.

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within Nottinghamshire Police to locate the information you require. Please find below answers to your questions:-


Under S 1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I can confirm that Nottinghamshire Police does hold the information you have requested.

I would like to get the following data, regarding all arrests made during the period of 1 January 2012 - 30 January 2013 on the territory policed by your forces:

1, When an arrest was made (Please specify also whether it was daytime or night-time. I understand such a breakdown may not be possible, in which case I would request a more general form)

2, How old were the arrested persons

3, Alleged offence or crime for which an arrest was made

4, What was the outcome of an arrest: Was the arrested person cautioned, charged, fined, or other

Please provide this by email data in a spreadsheet format such as Excel readable format.


Information presented in the format in which it has been requested i.e. in a single spreadsheet showing details pertaining to each arrest, could potentially lead to the identification of those individuals arrested and is therefore exempt under Section 40 of the Act; Personal information.

Therefore, this letter constitutes a refusal notice under Section 17(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 with Section 40(2) of the act being applied.

40. – (1) Any information to which a request for information relates is exempt

information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject.

(2) Any information to which a request for information relates is also exempt information if –

a) it constitutes personal data which do not fall within subsection (1), and

b) either the first or second condition below is satisfied c)

(3) The first condition is –

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

i) any of the data protection principles, or

ii) section 10 of that Act (right to prevent processing likely to cause damage or distress), and

However, we are happy to provide the information requested within a series of tables to prevent the identification of the individuals concerned. Please find the tables of results below.

Number of people Arrested from 1st Jan 2012 - 30th Jan 2013 broken down by Time Period, Age, Reason for Arrest and Disposal

By time period: Time Period No. of Arrests Daytime 16535 Night-time 17089 Total 33624

* Time Period consist of Day Time = 06:00:00 - 17:59:59 and Nightime = 18:00:00 - 05:59:59


By age: Detainee Age at Arrest No. of Arrests Detainee Age at Arrest No. of Arrests 10 10 46 424 11 35 47 410 12 84 48 390 13 186 49 375 14 388 50 311 15 674 51 258 16 763 52 225 17 1035 53 195 18 1391 54 176 19 1428 55 163 20 1576 56 109 21 1539 57 107 22 1518 58 78 23 1359 59 76 24 1265 60 74 25 1258 61 72 26 1164 62 56 27 1060 63 55 28 969 64 46 29 1004 65 50 30 1006 66 26 31 981 67 18 32 892 68 14 33 810 69 26 34 720 70 11 35 713 71 15 36 732 72 8 37 720 73 9 38 709 74 13 39 601 75 5 40 592 76 2 41 602 77 6 42 545 78 2 43 502 79 9 44 502 80 6 45 447 81 4 83 2 85 9 86 1 87 1 Age unrecorded 7 Total 33624


By arrest reason:

Arrest Reason No. of

Arrests Arrest Reason

No. of Arrests

Absconding From Custody 3 Making Off Without Payment 32

Abstracting Electricity 11 Manslaughter 2

Actual Bodily Harm 2329 Murder 56

Affray 883 Obstruction - Misuse of Drugs 1

Aggravated Vehicle Taking 60 Obtaining Services Dishonestly 10 Aggravated Vehicle Taking Causing

Death 1

Other Miscellaneous Sexual

Offences 169

Arson 107 Other Notifiable Offences 1682

Assault On Police 212 Other Theft Not Classified

Elsewhere 505

Assault W/I To Resist Arrest 2 Perjury And False Statements 15

Attempted Murder 25 Perverting The Course Of Justice 59

Blackmail 7 Possession Of An Offensive

Weapon 158

Bomb Hoax By Placing/Despatching

Article 2

Possession Of Controlled Drug -

Cannabis 562

Breach Of ASBO 85 Possession Of Controlled Drug -

Not Cannabis 523

Burglary Dwelling 1555 Possession Of Controlled Drug

W/I To Supply 466

Burglary Other Than A Dwelling 624 Possession Of Firearms With

Intent 24

Cheque And Credit Card Fraud 11 Possession Of Firearms Without

Intent 30

Common Assault 4751 Possession Of Pointed/Bladed

Article 19

Concerned In Supply Of Controlled

Drugs 82 Producing A Controlled Drug 286

Conspiracy To Commit Murder 1 Rape 288

Criminal Damage 1915 Riot 3

Dangerous Driving 40 Robbery Of Business Property 74

Death By Dangerous Driving 6 Robbery Of Personal Property 683

Disorderly Conduct/Behaviour 497 Shoplifting 2753

Exportation Of Controlled Drug 1 Soliciting By A Man/Kerb

Crawling 1

Exposure 23 Stealing In A Dwelling 156

False Accounting 4 Supplying A Controlled Drug 35

Familial Sexual Offences 10 Taking A Conveyance 236

Forgery 18 Tampering With A Motor Vehicle 25

Fraud 320 Theft By Employee 138

Going Equipped 97 Theft From A Vehicle 300

Grievous Bodily Harm 528 Theft From The Person 395

Handling Stolen Goods 174 Theft Of A Motor Vehicle 245

Harassment 411 Theft Of A Pedal Cycle 147

Imitation Firearms 4 Threatening Words/Behaviour 468

Immigration Act - Assisting,

Harbouring, Trafficking 32 Threats To Kill 153

Importation Of Controlled Drug 2 Unlawful Sexual Intercourse 5

Indecent Assault On A Female 198 Unlawful Wounding 21

Indecent Assault On A Male 21 Violent Disorder 34

Kidnapping 36 Non-Notifiable Offences 7777


By disposal method:

Most Serious Disposal No. of Arrests Bailed To Court On Warrant 57

Bailed To Police Station 1433 Bailed to Police Station (Street Bail) 4

Charged and Bailed To Court 9076 Charged and Detained For Court 2681 Conditional Caution 48 Detained For Court On Warrant 1924

Final Warning 210

Fixed Penalty Notice Issue 779

MHA Diversion 231

No Further Action 9946 Penalty Notice for Disorder 19 Processed on behalf of another force 387

Released from Custody 773 Reported For Summons 40

Reprimand 367

Simple Caution 4479

To Court Breach of Bail 783 To Court For Breach Of Injunction 19

To Court (Postal Requisitions) 1 To Immigration Service 35

To Prison 332

Total 33624

Please Note-: This data has been extracted from a live crime system and may be subject to change

Source-: Management Information 20.03.2013

5. Do you forward statistics of arrests to any national body, such as Home Office, National Statistics Office or any other institution? Yes, statistics regarding arrests are forwarded to the Home Office.

Complaints Rights

Your attention is drawn to the enclosed review procedure, which details your right of complaint.


Nottinghamshire Police in complying with their statutory duty under Sections 1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) to release the enclosed information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached information should be

addressed to the Force Solicitor, Nottinghamshire Police, Force Headquarters, Sherwood Lodge, Arnold, Nottinghamshire, NG5 8PP. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Nottinghamshire Police.


Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact the Freedom of Information Officer on telephone number 0115

9672507 or e-mail quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely


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Upon receipt for a review of the initial request response, an independent audit officer from Information Management will review the request and assess whether it has been satisfactorily processed in accordance with policy and procedure.

Requests for Independent Reviews requests should be made in writing to- Force Information Manager

Nottinghamshire Police Force Headquarters Sherwood Lodge Arnold Nottingham NG5 8PP

The Audit officer will record and communicate his/her decision to the information requester within 20 working days.


If the findings of the formal independent review do not meet your approval, you can register an appeal against the decision.

An investigation will then take place by the Freedom of Information officer, which will be reported and presented to the Internal Appeal Board. This will include a full account of the reasoning for or against disclosure and the application of any relevant exemptions.

The Internal Appeal Board will consist of at least a member of the Chief Officer Team, a member of the Legal Team and the Force Information Manager.

Appeals should be registered in writing to: Freedom of Information Officer

Nottinghamshire Police Force Headquarters


Sherwood Lodge Arnold

Nottingham NG5 8PP

Alternatively E-mail: Or call: 01159672507

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