Arrest Warrants (11875_17)

Request

The number of people wanted by your force on outstanding arrest warrants on the following dates a) 30 June 2017 b) 30 June 2016 c) 30 June 2015 and d) 30 June 2014.

These figures should include (but are not limited to) suspects who have failed to turn up to court, and where an arrest warrant has been issued.

Response

30 June 2017 – 1,661

30 June 2016 – 1,484

30 June 2015 – 1,316

30 June 2014 – 1,274

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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