- 14 Jan 2019
Date received: 5 December 2018
Date responded: 8 January 2019
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained below.
Since the establishment of Police Scotland on the 1st April 2013, a single police force area covers the whole of Scotland. For continuity purposes, we have provided statistics for the eight legacy police force areas that existed prior to the merger. A list of which local authority areas correspond with each legacy police force area is provided below the attached table.
Reasons for not providing information
The Scottish Government does not have the information.
The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because the information that is provided by Police Scotland to the Scottish Government for the production of the National Statistics on Recorded Crime does not include information on the ethnicity of the victim.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House