Request for information on serioius crime and investigations

Reference: 23020

Date Added: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Thank you for your email.


Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent.


You have requested the following information:


Under the freedom of information act I would like to be emailed PDF versions of the below documents


  1. process map or force policy on investigations of rape or serious sexual assault allegations.


No information held


  1. minimum standards of investigation for serious and complex crime


No information held



  1. minimum standards of investigation for serious sexual assaults


No information held



  1. Gwent police RASSO policy


No information held



  1. Gwent police Minimum standards of investigation for complaints against police


No information held



  1. Gwent police policy on complaint against police investigations


No information held



  1. a copy of the recommendations from Newport council or local authority on improvements required by Gwent police in relation to allegations of serious sexual assault and rape.


No information held



  1. Gwent police detection rate for rape


No information held



Allegations in the last 5 performance years


  1. Gwent police conviction rate for rape allegations in the last 5 performance years. 


No information held



10) Gwent police crime allocation policy in relation to rape and serious sexual offences


No information held


I note your email was the directed to Gwent Police who are the appropriate authority do deal with your request.  The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are separate organisations. As the Chief Constable is responsible for this information, you may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link 


The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.


You have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is incorrect. Should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website:

If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review decision, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Commissioner is an independent regulator whose details can be found using the following link


You can also write to the Information Commissioner’s Office at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF