Speeding Motorbikes (1424_15)

Request

I would like to request information in regard to a large number of calls I have made about motorbikes speeding in excess of 40-50mph along footpaths in the area of Devon Road, Caldry Walk, Rea Fordway and Arden Road areas of Frankley, Birmingham. Specifically the amount of people that have called regarding this problem and the amount of police visits that have been made in relation to the amount of calls received. Also what other action has been taken regarding this ongoing issue. I would like the information from January 1st 2015 to present 2nd May 2015.

Response

Please find below and attached our response.

Below is a link from your local neighbourhood page of the West Midlands Police website:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-local-police/birmingham-south/your-neighbourhood/index.aspx?id=26

This link provides the following information:

ASB – Mini motos

There have been reports of antisocial use of mini-motos, off-road bikes, quad bikes and ATVs. There are reports of these being ridden on pavements, endangering members of the public. There have also been reports that suitable protective equipment isn’t being worn by the riders. There are also document offences such as ‘no insurance.’

Feedback

Feedback:To launch Operation PACT in April, the public crushing of two mini-motos have taken place. One bike has been seized. We have identified a hot spot on the ward and this is being actively patrolled with joint Police and Fire officers. Joint Police/Fire visit are scheduled in on the 11th and 17th May to local petrol stations to offer advice. All riders that we have identified have been visited and given warning letters.

Your local neighbourhood sergeant is: Sergeant Rafiq Khan

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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