Police Accidents (13945/18)

Request

  1. The number of accidents involving police cars or vehicles for the following years: 2014/15, 2016/17, 2017/18.

If possible please breakdown by the vehicle’s operational designation, ie response vehicle, neighbourhood policing etc

Please also breakdown by the type of police vehicle involved for example Vauxhall Corsa, Insignia, BMW etc

  1. The number of officers injured in accidents involving police cars or vehicles for the following years: 2014/15, 2016/17, 2017/18.

If possible please breakdown by the vehicle’s operational designation, ie response vehicle, neighbourhood policing etc

Please also breakdown by the type of police vehicle involved for example Vauxhall Corsa, Insignia, BMW etc

Response

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.

In addition to the above response, West Midlands Police will neither confirm nor deny that any further information are held by virtue of:

Section 31 (3) (Law enforcement)

This exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached [13945_PIT_01].

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.

Attachments

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