Recording and Classifying Crimes: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales – On 24 February 2015, Mr Picken asked the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) for information contained in internal reports relating to recording and classifying crimes. This decision finds that Police Scotland failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). The decision also finds that Police Scotland failed to comply with Mr Picken’s requirement for review within the timescale set down by FOISA.
The Commissioner has ordered Police Scotland to comply with the requirement for review.
 ScotIC 086 – 2015
Updated: 03 January 2022; Ref: scu.550855