Prison Call-outs (4311_13)

Request

Please provide the total number of times that the police have been called to HMP Birmingham and HMP Oakwood annually for the last three years for which the figures are available, and include information regarding the purpose of each call where available.

Response

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within our Command and Control Incident System for information relevant to your request.

I can confirm that we have recorded incidents for HMP Birmingham (attached 4311_attachment_01.pdf), however we can find no recorded incidents for HMP Oakwood. I understand this to be in the Staffordshire Police Force area, and therefore you might wish to direct your enquiry to them at the following email address:foi@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk (alternatively, I would be happy to forward it to them on your behalf if you would prefer).

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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