– Any and all drug trafficking offences (*92A) by persons under the age of 18 recorded by West Midlands Police in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
*I am referring to crime code 92A within the Offence Group ‘drug offences’ and Sub Group ‘trafficking of drugs’ in the Home Office offence code guidelines. To avoid any ambiguity, here is a link to the guidelines to which I refer:
Where possible, please provide details of the drug offences commited and the ages of the people involved.
Please remove or otherwise redact any private information which would make this request exempt from release under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please find attached our response.
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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