Missing persons and legal highs (FOI)
Missing persons and legal highs (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 21 October 2016.
How many people were reported missing, who were subsequently or previously known to have taken new psychoactive substances (legal highs) within 24 hours of going missing, between 1 September 2014 and 1 September 2015?
How many people were reported missing, who were subsequently or previously known to have taken new psychoactive substances (legal highs) within 24 hours of going missing, between 1 September 2015 and 1 September 2016?
Please list their age, sex, residential status and how long they were missing for.
A and B
The request is refused.
In the timescale requested, from 1 September 2014 to 1 September 2016, the States of Jersey Police has recorded details of 1025 missing persons (Mispers). See table below:
The information that a missing person may have taken any substance within the 24 hour period following their reported absence is not routinely recorded and is not instantly searchable on police records. Residential status is not recorded by police.
Each missing person report contains information detailing the actions taken by officers over the period the person is missing, including information about the individual and policy decisions made.
To establish the information requested would require a detailed review of each individual case and it has therefore been determined that the information you require is exempt under Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 legislation. It is estimated that it will take in excess of 12.5 hours to collect the information.
Exemptions and / or refusals applied to this request:
Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011
Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.
Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.