Alien Abductions (5243_14)

Request

Please, under the freedom of information act can you tell me how many alien abductions have been reported in the West Midlands over past three years, breaking it down for each area.

 

Can you also give details on each case and how the report was resolved?

Response

A search of our command and control system using search marker ‘ alien’ and ‘alien abduction’ and reading through the MO notes has indicated that there are 23 reports, that may be relevant, within the requested period.

 

Year Incident Reported

 

2011 = 3

2012= 8

2013 = 7

Up to 17 July 2014 = 5

 

Local Policing Unit Area

 

Birmingham East = 4

Birmingham South = 4

Birmingham West & Central = 1

Coventry = 4

Dudley =1

Solihull = 1

Sandwell = 3

Walsall = 2

Wolverhampton = 2

Unknown = 1

 

 

 

Brief incident detail

 

3 = Alien abduction or coming to abduct

2 = Attacked by aliens or alien invasion

4 = Talking to or hearing aliens

14 =Alien sighting/ other

 

Result

 

Advice given = 3

Alarm-False/ cancelled/ false and malicious = 5

Completed task/plan/enquiry/Matched = 7

No further action/ no trace = 5

Report submitted = 1

Resolved by other force =1

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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