20907-Stabbing Incidents

Please could you supply me with postcodes and dates for every incident your ambulance service has attended to that have been classed as a stabbing (knife [or any other weapon] used as a weapon) since January 1 2010 until the date you execute this request.

Would really appreciate this data in CSV or XLS format, if it were possible

 

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    20907
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    Please could you supply me with postcodes and dates for every incident your ambulance service has attended to that have been classed as a stabbing (knife [or any other weapon] used as a weapon) since January 1 2010 until the date you execute this request.

    Would really appreciate this data in CSV or XLS format, if it were possible

    Please find attached the spread sheet FOI – 20907.

    Please note we have only been able to provide you with the postcode district and monthly figures for the incident responses to those calls which have been coded as stabbing. This is due to the fact the information would become patient identifiable, with the low number of responses to some postcodes.

    Section 40 (2)
    Any information to which a request for information relates is also exempt information if-
    (a) it constitutes personal data which does not fall within subsection (1), and
    (b) either the first, second or third condition below is satisfied

     The first condition includes if disclosure of the information to a member of the public otherwise than under FOIA would contravene any of the data protection principles (s.40(3A)(a)).

    In this case the Trust believes that disclosure of the information would result in a breach of the first principle stated in the Data Protection Act 2018.

     First Data Protection Principle:
    (1) The first data protection principle is that the processing of personal data for any of the law enforcement purposes must be lawful and fair.
    (2) The processing of personal data for any of the law enforcement purposes is lawful only if and to the extent that it is based on law and either-
                    (a) the data subject has given consent to the processing for that purpose, or
                    (b) the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for that purpose by a competent authority

    The Trust considers that disclosure of this information would not be fair and therefore the information is exempt from disclosure.

    Section 40(2) together with s.40(3A)(a) provide an absolute exemption and therefore is not subject to the public interest test.

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    Trust wide
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    Calls
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