Drones (3655/15)

Request

How many incidents have been reported to your force involving the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones?
Please apply this request to the period Jan 1, 2014 – September 1, 2015. I suggest searching your crime recording systems for the following terms: Drone, UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Please provide a breakdown of that information including:
1. The month and year of each incident.
4 Incidents in total.
2. A summary of the incident including the circumstances of the use of the UAV/drone.
3. Whether or not it was recorded as a crime-related incident (please state the potential/notifiable offence(s) e.g. harassment; voyeurism etc
4. Whether or not an offender(s) was identified, their age(s) and what the outcome of the investigation was e.g. charge, caution, warning etc.

Response

Questions 1 and 2 are published on our disclosure log:

http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/drones-uav-2576_15/

None were recorded crimes. 1 person spoken to as part of enquiries.

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