Crime Classes (11756_17)

Request

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

 

1) How many crimes in the following crime classes were were recorded by West Midlands Police in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 so far? Please break the answer down by year and crime class.

¿              Homicide

¿              Violence with injury

¿              Violence without injury

¿              Other sexual offences

¿              Rape

¿              Burglary dwelling

¿              Burglary – non dwelling

¿              Other theft

¿              Theft from the person

¿              Bicycle theft

¿              Shoplifting

¿              Arson

¿              Criminal damage

¿              Other sexual offences

¿              Trafficking of drugs

¿              Possession of drugs

¿              Public order

¿              Violence without injury

 

2) Of the recorded crimes referenced in Q1, how many resulted in a charge or summons for the offender? Please break the answer down by year and class.

Response

 

Please find attached our response. Please note that outcomes are only available from 2014 and also that there is no ‘Violence without injury’ marker on our system.

 

Please also note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

 

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.

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