KEYWORDS

Freedom of Information Statistics, FOI Statistics, Internal Review Statistics, IR Statistics, ICO statistics, NPCC statistics.

PUBLICATION NUMBER

PUB 1090

PUBLICATION STATEMENT

Please note that this information is correct as at 12th November and may be subject to change. Essex Police aim to review and update this publication 6 monthly

As with all publications of information by Essex Police, please note caveats may apply regarding the accuracy of data.

TITLE

Freedom of Information Statistics

DATE RANGE

1st January 2013- 12th November 2020

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Statistics regarding the number of FOIs received and completed.

RELATED DOCUMENTS/LINKS

https://www.npcc.police.uk/documents/FoI%20publication/Peformance%20Stats/NPCC%20FOI%20Performance%20Stats.pdf

https://www.essex.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/foi-media/essex/other-information/foi-action-plan/ico-foi-letter.pdf

FOI PUBLICATION

The number of FOI requests received by the force is provided as follows

FOI APPLICATION REQUESTS RECEIVED

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Totals

2013

86

75

78

85

67

89

86

78

63

90

87

62

946

2014

110

89

117

76

81

71

102

109

91

100

109

87

1142

2015

111

127

120

83

81

106

111

109

97

108

114

97

1264

2016

157

132

130

135

102

82

107

117

98

134

108

91

1393

2017

132

132

146

134

107

84

115

118

128

136

119

100

1451

2018

140

96

116

139

138

114

147

141

111

157

127

81

1507

2019

151

144

153

127

121

112

116

106

110

138

103

66

1447

2020

161

111

81

83

50

91

106

88

91

100

37

0

999

The numbers of FOI requests during 2020 has reduced this is attributable to the COVID pandemic and to an increased number of publications accessible via https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/accessing-information/

FOI APPLICATION RESPONSE SENT

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Totals

2013

61

81

46

58

72

52

78

45

95

151

118

61

918

2014

85

75

132

100

94

65

115

92

78

114

101

101

1152

2015

99

91

160

87

92

86

94

106

102

104

108

130

1259

2016

98

136

128

131

113

129

84

139

90

93

108

115

1364

2017

119

100

126

88

137

103

96

110

86

51

58

35

1109

2018

60

77

116

56

37

73

52

89

83

329

296

208

1476

2019

41

114

156

101

171

147

130

104

119

122

119

75

1399

2020

96

140

73

70

75

67

99

85

97

104

29

0

935

Essex Police self-reported performance issues in 2018 https://www.essex.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/foi-media/essex/other-information/foi-action-plan/foi-action-plan-2019.pdf , however since that date actions plans have improved performance. On the 20th January 2020 the ICO advised Essex Police that they were no longer required to provide monthly reports. https://www.essex.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/foi-media/essex/other-information/foi-action-plan/ico-foi-letter.pdf

Full details of monthly compliance rates including the number of internal reviews can be found via https://www.npcc.police.uk/documents/FoI%20publication/Peformance%20Stats/NPCC%20FOI%20Performance%20Stats.pdf