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Suspects Currently on Police Bail

Question

As of today (24-01-18) and with regards to your police force:

1. How many people are currently on police bail?

2. Of these, what is the longest period from the date of arrest to the present day?

3. For how many people on police bail is this period (from the date of arrest to today) more than:

28 days

Three months

One year

4. How many people are currently released under investigation?

5. Of these, what is the longest period from the date of arrest to the present day?

6. For how many people currently released under investigation is this period (from the date of arrest to today) more than:

One year

Two years

Three years

Answer

Please see our response below. The information is provided for the records that have been centrally updated. This will not have been achieved in all cases therefore the information is not accurate and will not be suitable for comparison with other Forces. Please take this into consideration when you are processing this information.

1. and 3.

Row Labels

Count of Custody Number

More than 1 year

1

More than 3 months

3

More than 28 days

1

Less than 28 days

23

Grand Total

28

2.  The person that has been on bail for the longest period is 549 days.

4. and 6.

Row Labels

Count of Offender Name

More than 1 year

70

More than 3 months

592

More than 28 days

456

Less than 28 days

244

Grand Total

1362

5. The case that has been on released under investigation for the longest period is 597 days. Please note the ‘released under investigation’ disposal only came into effect on 03/04/17, therefore older bail cases have since been released under investigation.

FOI reference: 125/18.

Date of request: 24.01.18.