Begging Arrests (8250_15)

Request

For the Period 01 January 2015 to 29 December 2015, across the whole of the West Midlands Police Force area:

  1. The count of arrests for begging offences.
  1. The number of those arrests at q1 with a drug or alcohol related arrest marker.
  1. The number of those at q1 with a recorded address (i.e. any address other than no fixed abode, no fixed address, homeless etc.).

Response

Please find attached (8250_attachment_01.pdf).

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.

Attachments

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