FOI – What do you think?

I wonder if anyone has a comment they would like to make with regard to a recent question I asked under Freedom of Information rules to West Midlands Police. !cid_image001_png@01D0C3F7 PoliceI am just keen to see what readers response are…..and if it matches my own thoughts?

FOI Request Reference: 003618/15

Thank you for your request for information, received 03/09/2015, Please accept my apologies for the delay in providing this response.


Is it possible to supply me with detection rates for crime in Wednesfield North for the year 2013? And 2014.


I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the information you requested is not held by West Midlands Police.

However to assist you we could search our systems and provide offences for Wednesfield North for 2013 and 2014 cleared up by clear up code.

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.

For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our publication scheme and disclosure log

Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your case under West Midlands Police review procedure, which can be found at:

Please note that such an appeal must be received within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence. Any such request received after this time will only be considered at the discretion of the FOI Unit.

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Unit

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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