TfL FOI disclosure

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0372
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I note that TfL's FOI disclosure log has not been updated since July 2011. Could you please provide the full details of the information request referred to in this BBC article pusblised on the18 January 2013 "London night buses see '50% crime rise'"http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21013108 and also ensure that this information is provided on the TfL website?

Answer

Answer for TfL FOI disclosure

Answer for TfL FOI disclosure

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 13/03/13.

I will arrange for you to be sent copies of the replies to the two FOI requests which formed the basis for the BBC article. TfL publishes comprehensive information about crimes committed on buses in the quarterly Crime Statistics bulletin http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/corporate/crime-and-antisocial-be... and on the London Dashboard http://data.london.gov.uk/dashboard-summary/crime.

The recent media headlines reporting a 50 per cent increase in crime on night buses are incorrect, as the 2011/12 figures show there was a 15 per cent increase compared with 2009/10. Overall, crime on the bus network at night has seen around a 10 per cent reduction since 2007/8, even with ridership increasing over this time. TfL and its policing partners remain focussed on driving crime down even further.

TfL responded to more than 2,500 FOI requests in 2011/12 and publishes information in line with the Secretary of State's Code of Recommended Practice on Data Transparency. The disclosure log will be removed from the TfL website because, given the high volume of requests, it is now unfeasible to keep it updated. TfL is making this change in accordance with new guidance from the Information Commissioner, in recognition that TfL regularly publishes information on its website.