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Gender ratio of PSO in the last 10 years

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From: G Sharma

Dear New Zealand Police,

I would like to see the stats of Police Safety Orders (PSO) served on Males vs Female in the the last 10 years, categorized by each year please.

Yours faithfully,

GS

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Tēnā koe 
 
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by NZ Police on 10 February 2021.
 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA.
 
You can expect a response to your request on or before 10 March 2021.
 
Ngā mihi
Sarah
Ministerial Services
PNHQ
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Date: 10/02/2021 01:53PM
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Dear New Zealand Police,
I would like to see the stats of Police Safety Orders (PSO) served on
Males vs Female in the the last 10 years, categorized by each year please.
Yours faithfully,
GS
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Tēnā koe G Sharma
 
Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by NZ Police on 10 February 2021.
 
Ngā mihi
Sarah
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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Police have asserted that they don't hold the information you have requested. This seems unlikely, given they must certainly know whom these PSOs have been issued against, and they likely also hold information on those people's genders.

If collating this information would be too much work, then Police may be justified in refusing your request under section 18(f) of the OIA (https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/publ...) but their current justification for refusing your request seems unlikely to be justified. I recommend you consider laying a complaint with the Ombudsman.

Having to collate information doesn't mean it isn't held by an agency. The Ombudsman's guideline on section 18(g) of the OIA is quite clear on this point:

"there is no obligation to create information in order to respond to a request. However, there is an obligation to collate information that is already held."

https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/reso...

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From: G Sharma

Kia Ora Sarah

Thank you very much for providing me with the partial information, but refusing the Gender classifications with the reason of data being not available is not very plausible. Gender is definitely a part of PSO forms and it doesn't make any sense that Gender part was not loaded into police system. Furthermore there are dozens of reports published by NZ Police itself where Gender classification of PSOs have been mentioned, so this Gender classification of PSO's is in fact available.

Here are few links of NZ Police own reports where Gender classification has been mentioned number of times even down to the ethnicity of the bound person:
https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default...
https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default...

Hence to let you know politely, I will be making a complaint to the Ombudsmen and will appreciate if you can please confirm the data has been refused because
"Police information system doesn't store the gender part of PSO's"
or
"Its too complicated to get this information from the system"

Yours faithfully,
G Sharma

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Kia ora Mr Sharma

 

Further to your email on 10 March 2021, we have gathered a response to
your follow up query. Please see attached for this.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in providing you with
this response.

 

Kind regards, Brittany

Ministerial Services, PNHQ

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Kia ora G Sharma

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by New Zealand Police on 10 March 2021.

Kind regards, Brittany
Ministerial Services PNHQ

 

 

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