For each of the calendar years 2004 to 2013, I request from West Midlands Police:
1. The count of all assault offences where the victim occupation was recorded as ‘Taxi’.
2. The offence title (e.g. assault occasion ABH).
3. The recorded ethnicity of the victim and offender.
Please find attached (5464_attachment_01.pdf).
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.