Road Deaths (4201_16)

Request

I was wondering if you could help us with an inquiry we are working on in regards to road deaths.

For Lincolnshire we have had our record number of road deaths for the last decade with 16 from January to March this year.

We were wondering if we could get a comparison with West Midland’s figures for road deaths for that same period of time?

If you could get back to me ASAP I would be extremely grateful.

Response

Please find attached our response. Please note: we have obtained these figures from our Spectrum RTC database for the date range: 1 January 2005 – 30 November 2015, December is not complete at the moment.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. 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.

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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