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Basic disclosure check applications in England and Wales: FOI release

Published: 29 Mar 2018
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
29 Mar 2018
Basic disclosure check applications in England and Wales: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00679
Date received: 5 March 2018
Date responded: 28 March 2018

Information requested

The last three financial years (14/15, 15/16 and 16/17) of checks relating to applicants living in England & Wales, broken down with the following:

The number of basic check applications, split between male and female

The number of basic checks, split between male and female that disclosed an unspent caution/conviction.

Response

The tables included below contain the information you requested.

The number of basic check applications, split between male and female

English and Welsh basic volumes by gender, 2014-15 to 2016-17

Female Male Total
2014-15 373,830 693,640 1,067,470
2015-16 410,010 766,750 1,176,770
2016-17 468,640 913,610 1,382,250

Notes:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not equal sum of parts due to rounding.

Excludes applications which contained invalid postcode information.

The number of basic checks, split between male and female, that disclosed an unspent caution/conviction

Data for cautions is not available as this information is inconsistently supplied by the various UK police forces. Also note that most cautions are deemed to have been rehabilitated three months after they were given and are therefore excluded from basic disclosures in the vast majority of instances.

English and Welsh basic checks that disclosed unspent cautions/convictions by gender, 2014-15 to 2016-17

Female Male Total
2014-15 2,140 18,230 20,370
2015-16 2,320 20,170 22,490
2016-17 2,440 23,560 26,000

Notes:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not equal sum of parts due to rounding.

Excludes applications which contained invalid postcode information.

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