Whose personal data do we process?

We collect personal data relating to members of the public generally, and more particularly the victims, potential victims, (alleged) offenders and perpetrators of crimes and anti-social behaviour. We also collect personal data relating to homeless people, potentially homeless people and people found to be begging.

What categories of personal data do we process?

We collect names, addresses, images, physical descriptions, contact details, dates of birth and details relating to individuals' relationships, geographical movements, housing arrangements and criminal incidents.

We collect this data for law enforcement purposes and in the fulfilment of the tasks that we carry out in the public interest and in the exercise of our official authority.

What categories of special personal data do we process?

We collect details relating to health, criminal convictions and offences, and racial or ethnic origin. We collect this data for law enforcement purposes and in the substantial public interest.

How do we obtain this personal data?

We collect this personal data through the course of our own investigations, from the police, from the individuals' concerned directly and from our statutory partners which include landlords, probation services, health providers and fire and rescue services.

What do we do with this personal data?

The council's anti-social behaviour, rural crime, CCTV & crime reduction services use personal data for the purpose of reducing crime and disorder and reducing vulnerability.

How do we share this personal data?

We share personal data with the police and our other statutory partners (as set out above) for the purposes of reducing crime, anti-social behaviour and disorder; preventing, detecting and prosecuting offenders and perpetrators; and supporting victims and those who are vulnerable. We also share information with relevant charities.

Contact: The Data Protection team

Last updated on 19/01/2024