Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
Woburn Road, Kempston,
Bedford, MK43 9AX
Telephone: 01234 842547
16th September 2019
REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2019/05358
I write in connection with your request for information received on 19th August. I note you seek access to the following information:
For the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/19. and 2019 to date, please could you provide me with:
1. The number of each of the following offences
a. Threaten with an offensive weapon on school premises
b. Possession of other offensive weapon on school premises without lawful authority or reasonable excuse
c. Having article with a blade of point on school premises
d. Threaten with a blade or sharply pointed article on school premises
2. In each case, the age of the person found in possession of the offensive weapon, the type of weapon and the outcome of the offence (where known).
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 searches conducted on our crime recording system, please find the information you have requested on the attached Excel spreadsheet.
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.
Information Rights Team
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