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Total Arrests in 2014-2016 by Ethnicity and Gender

Question

1. Total number of arrests made in the Avon and Somerset area by ethnicity and gender in 2014, 2015, 2016 and the present day or most recently recorded.

2. The outcomes for 92a, 92c, 92d and 92e by ethnicity and gender in Avon and Somerset area, in 2014, 2015, 2016 and the present day or most recently recorded. This data should show both the number of offences, and the number of "outcomes" for drug possession offences in each year (e.g. fixed penalty notice, caution, charge etc). 

Answer

Please find the requested information in the attached files.

I am unable to provide you with the outcome data for 2017 as this information constitutes personal information due to the short time period (13 days) that it covers.  The exemption applicable to this is Section 40(2), third party personal information. This is an Absolute exemption so therefore there is no requirement to conduct a harm or public interest test. Any information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act if it relates to or is supplied by another individual and disclosure of that information would contravene any of the principles of the 1998 Data Protection Act, in this particular case, disclosure of this information would contravene Principles 1 and 2 of the Act, whereby personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and only obtained for one or more specified purpose or purposes.

FOI reference: 023/17.
Date of request: 05.01.17.

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