Taxi Payment Offences (4742_16)

Request

Please state the number of ride and run crimes involving people getting a cab ride and running off at the end without paying for the financial year 2015/16 in the West Midlands.

Please break down the figures for the areas of Dudley, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Walsall, give a number for each of the four listed areas on this sentence.

Please state the number of individuals ARRESTED for the crimes.

Please state the number of individuals CHARGED for the crimes.

Please state how many people were recorded that got away with crimes (whether the crimes were reported, people caught on CCTV, but got away).

Response

Please find attached (4742_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.

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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