School Call-Outs (4993_14)

Request

1. How many times were officers called to schools in 2013/14?

2. How many times were officers called to schools in 2012/13?

3. What were the reasons for these call outs?

4. How many arrests were made at schools in 2013/14?

Response

1. How many times were officers called to schools in 2013/14?

 = 4,784

 2. How many times were officers called to schools in 2012/13?

 = 4,999

 3. What were the reasons for these call outs?

 See attached table

4. How many arrests were made at schools in 2013/14?

A search of our custody records and using the keyword ‘school’ in place of arrest field indicates that in 2012/13 there were 92 persons arrested and in 2013/14 there were 52 persons arrested.

However, although the offender was arrested at the school it does not necessarily mean that the offence took place on the school premises, rather the school may be the nearest identifiable landmark and so has been entered into the incident/crime report.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of 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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