Traffic offence listing

Marthinus Barnard made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

The request was successful.

From: Marthinus Barnard

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am a New Zealand permanent resident and I should like to request the following information for the purposes of a research project.

A list of all traffic offences recorded by NZ Police since 1 July 2010 until as recent as possible. The information should include the following:

- Traffic offence code
- Traffic offence description
- Date and time of offence
- Location of offence
- Fine amount (zero if not applicable)
- Amount paid (if available)

The list should include infringements caught by speed camera.

Ideally I would like to receive the information as an Excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Marthinus Barnard

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa
New Zealand Police

Dear Mr Barnard

Thank you for your information request of 5/1/15 for information about
traffic offences.

 

Your request is being considered and will be responded to under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Teresa McMahon

Ministerial Services

Police National Headquarters

PO Box 3017

Wellington

 

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From: SMITH, Jason
New Zealand Police


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Marthinus Barnard

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Dear Marthinus

 

I refer to your OIA request received by Police on 5 January 2015.

 

This email is to invite you to identify the precise information you
require that Police might reasonably respond to under the OIA.

 

You requested:

 

A list of all traffic offences recorded by NZ Police since 1 July 2010
until as recent as possible. The information should include the following:

·         Traffic offence code

·         Date and time of offence

·         Location of offence

·         Fine amount (zero if not applicable)

·         Amount paid (if available)

 

The list should include infringements caught by speed camera.

 

In its current form your request is likely to be refused as the Police
data capturing system is not designed to manage a request of this size.
Initial estimates are that there are in excess of seven million offences
that are within the scope of your request.

 

Please note that if your request is not revised then the most likely
outcome is that it will be refused under section 18(f) of the Official
Information Act 1982 on the basis that the information requested cannot be
made available without substantial collation or research.  Put another way
significant Police time and labour resources, that cannot reasonably be
made available for this purpose, will be required to meet the request in
its current form. 

 

The parts of your request that ask for information relating to date and
time of offence and the location of offence would also be refused pursuant
to section 9(2)(b) of the Official Information Act 1982 in order to
protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural
persons, as the information requested could be used to identify people.

 

Police look forward to hearing from you in relation to the scope of your
request. 

 

Please confirm you receipt of this request for clarification, and your
revised request or intention to withdraw your request by return email or
letter to the writer.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jason Smith
Road Policing Support | New Zealand Police - Nga Pirihimana O Aotearoa

P   +64 4 470 7107 | Ext: 44407 

E   [3][email address]
Police National Headquarters, 180 Molesworth Street, PO Box 3017,
Wellington, 6140, New Zealand

[4]www.police.govt.nz

 

 

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From: Marthinus Barnard

Dear Jason Smith,

Please find the following revised request:

A list of all traffic offences recorded by NZ Police since 1 July 2014 until as recent as possible. The information should include the following:

* Traffic offence code
* Date and time of offence (to the nearest hour)
* Region where offence occurred
* City/town name where offence occurred (if available)
* Suburb where offence occurred (if available)
* Fine amount (zero if not applicable)
* Amount paid (if available)

The list should include infringements caught by speed camera.

Yours sincerely,

Marthinus Barnard

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From: SMITH, Jason
New Zealand Police

Dear Marthinus

I acknowledge receipt of your revised request. Police will respond your request in due course.

Thank you

Jason Smith

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From: SMITH, Jason
New Zealand Police

Dear Marthinus

Thank you for your revised request. You request is underway however an issue has arisen due to the different ways that Police record different sorts of offences.

Police can provide Region, City and suburb for infringements i.e. lower level offences that are typically dealt by way of an infringement notice but cannot provide that type of detail for proceedings. Proceedings are more serious offences that result in a prosecution being undertaken and are recorded to station level i.e. the Police station closest to the event..

Police can provide both types of data to station level. Please let me know if you would like the data to be provided to station level or if you would prefer the infringements by region, city and suburb, and the proceedings by station.

Thank you

Jason

Jason Smith
Road Policing Support

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From: Marthinus Barnard

Dear SMITH, Jason,

I would prefer infringements by Region, City and Suburb and the proceedings by Police Station.

Yours sincerely,

Marthinus Barnard

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From: SMITH, Jason
New Zealand Police


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Dear Marthinus

 

Please find attached the New Zealand Police response to your Official
Information Act request for data relating to traffic offences recorded by
Police.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jason Smith
Road Policing Support | New Zealand Police - Nga Pirihimana O Aotearoa

P   +64 4 470 7107 | Ext: 44407 

E   [1][email address]
Police National Headquarters, 180 Molesworth Street, PO Box 3017,
Wellington, 6140, New Zealand

[2]www.police.govt.nz

 

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WARNING

The information contained in this email message is intended for the
addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
error, please email or telephone the sender immediately

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Liam Stoneley left an annotation ()

Exemplary responses by NZ Police on this request - timely, helpful and upfront. Very impressed. However, it further confuses me why we can not all get service from NZ Police like this on all FYI requests.

In particular, I have had a bad run with them over the last couple of weeks. Please see my profile, for examples.

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Thomas Roberts left an annotation ()

Because this was a simple, realistic statistical request asked in a polite and orderly fashion. You ask for more complicated and specialised things, label everything as urgent and throw temper tantrums over the smallest of slights.

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