Drug Driving (1119_17)

Request

Can you please tell me how many drug driving arrests your force made between the following dates?

2nd March 2015 to 17th November 2016

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. 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.

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.

Between the following dates, 2nd March 2015 to 17th November 2016, West Midlands Police have made 718 arrests broken down by the following offences.

Offence Title Total
Attempt to drive a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit. 1
Attempt to drive vehicle whilst unfit through drugs. 2
Drive a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit 37
Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs. 290
Drive motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit. 365
In charge of a motor vehicle with proportion of specified controlled drug above specified limit. 6
In charge of vehicle whilst unfit through drugs. 17
Grand Total 718

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