Drones (UAV) (2576_15)

Request

  1. There is a growing commercial use and ownership of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles –  how many complaint have been made to your police force about drones – in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15?

 

  1. Can you please reveal any details about the complaints made to your force and where these incidents occured – referred to in question 1?

 

  1. How many incidents were serious enough to be referred to the Civil Aviation Authority?

 

  1. What action or sanction was taken against the drone complaints  referred to in question 1?

Response

  1. How many complaint have been made to your police force about drones – in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15?

 

From 01 April 2012 to 31 July 2015 there has been 6 reported incidents regarding ‘Drone’ ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ ‘UAV’ on our incident system.

 

2011/12 = 0

2012/13 = 0

2013/14 = 3

2014/15 = 3

 

 

 

  1. Can you please reveal any details about the complaints made to your force and where these incidents occurred – referred to in question 1?

 

In the park flying a drone like device = 1
Suspicious purchase of a drone = 1
Filming using a drone camera = 1
Drone hovering / sighted near or over a building = 3

 

 

  1. How many incidents were serious enough to be referred to the Civil Aviation Authority?

 

= 0

 

 

  1. What action or sanction was taken against the drone complaints referred to in question 1?

 

Administration police generated resource activity = 1

Administration cancel/exit/error = 1

Public safety/welfare suspicious circumstances = 4

 

 

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.

 

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