Cyclist Incidents (1020/18)

Request

I would appreciate your help in supplying me with the following statistics, relating to West Midlands Police’s attendance to the following types of incidents.

  1. Figures for pedestrians hit by cyclists in 2015 2. Figures for pedestrians hit by cyclists in 2016 3. Figures for pedestrians hit by cyclists 2017 4. Figures for cyclists hit by cars in 2015 5. Figures for cyclists hit by cars in 2016 6. Figures for cyclists hit by cars 2017

Response

Please find attached our response.

Please note: we have obtained these figures from our Spectrum RTC database for the date range: 1 January 2015 and 30 September 2017 (September 2017 is currently the last complete month).

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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