Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
Woburn Road, Kempston,
Bedford, MK43 9AX Telephone: 01234 842547
16th October 2019
REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2019/06079
I write in connection with your request for information received on 20th September. I note you seek access to the following information:
For each of the calendar years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 up to September 20, please state the number of reports your force received of drink spiking / drink lacing incidents.
For each reported crime please state the gender of the victim, the age of the victim, whether a charge was brought and if a charge was brought, whether there was a conviction.
If a defendant was charged/convicted with an alternative offence please state this too.
CLARIFICATION SOUGHT: Conviction data is not centrally recorded by Cambridgeshire Constabulary this is the responsibility of the Crown Prosecution Service, however, we do record outcome codes, which we can report upon. Please confirm if you would to refine your request to request this.
CLARIFICATION RECEIVED: . I’d be happy to amend the request in the way you suggest.
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.
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.
Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Constabularies 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 & Hertfordshire 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 ICO.org.uk or contact them on 0303 123 1113.