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FOI2018/07132

Karen Kennedy
Information Rights
Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
Woburn Road, Kempston,
Bedford, MK43 9AX
Telephone: 01234 842547
Email: foi@cambs.pnn.police.uk
11th January 2019


Our Ref: FOI2018/07132


REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2018/07132


I write in connection with your request for information received on 11th December. I note you seek access to the following information:

  • How many tasers were seized over the past year (jan 1 2018 to the date this email was received) ?
  • How many tasers were seized in 2017?
  • How many of these were disguised stun guns or tasers e.g. stun guns disguised as iPhones and torches?
  • How many crimes were reported to Cambridgeshire Police that involved suspects using a taser in 2017 and 2018?
  • What were the classifications for these crimes? e.g. robbery, assault.
  • How many prosecutions have their been for the possession of an offensive weapon (taser) in 2017 and 2018?


I am required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published and therefore, in the public domain without caveat. Following enquiries within the Constabulary please see our response below.

2017

  • Common Assault - 1
  • Possession Of Firearms Offences - 5
  • Possession Of Firearms With Intent - 1
  • Robbery Of Personal Property - 0
  • Possession Of Other Weapons - 0
  • Total - 7

2018

  • Common Assault - 0
  • Possession Of Firearms Offences - 3
  • Possession Of Firearms With Intent - 0
  • Robbery Of Personal Property - 1
  • Possession Of Other Weapons - 2
  • Total - 6

Data regarding the seizure of tasers is not centrally recorded so we are unable to provide this part of your request. Prosecution data is not recorded by the Constabulary.The numerical data presented in  this response is an un-audited snapshot of un-published data sourced from "live" systems and is subject to the interpretation of the original request by the individual extracting the data.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the above reference number.
Yours sincerely
Karen Kennedy
Information Rights


Cambridgeshire Constabulary provides you the right to request an independent review of this response under its review procedure. If you require such a review you must notify us within two months from the date of this letter. After lodging a complaint with Cambridgeshire Constabulary if you are still dissatisfied with the decision you may make an application to the Information Commissioner. For information on how to make a complaint please visit their website at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or contact them on 0303 123 1113

 

 

 

 

 

 

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