Legal High Incidents (958_15)

Request

  1. The number of times your force has had to deal with incidents where the crime report has contained the keyword(s) “legal high”.

 

  1. I seek this information for the following dates:

 

  1. April 2012 – March 2013
  2. April 2013 – March 2014

iii. April 2014 to date

Response

The number of incidents where the MO notes have contained the keyword(s) “legal high” from 01 April 2012 to 24 March 2015

 

 

  1. April 2012 – March 2013 = 3
  2. April 2013 – March 2014 = 9

iii. April 2014 to date = 40 (up to 24/03/15)

 

Please note that the keyword search has also brought back ‘illegal high’ and these results are included in the figures above.

 

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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