Taxi/Private Hire Drivers (4989_14)

Request

1. Can you please tell me the number of reported attacks in the area in the last 4 years which appear to be taxi or private car hire related?

2. Can you provide a breakdown of these complaints into the number of verbal and physical attacks?

3. in cases of physical attacks, how many of these cases were of grievous bodily harm; actual bodily harm; assault or aggravated assault.

4. In cases of verbal attacks, how many of these were racially aggravated?

5. In all cases, how many were upheld by the complainant to the point where legal action was taken?

6. What is the difference in numbers between female complainants and male complainants?

7. Which taxi companies have the most complaints made against them and how many complaints has each company had?

8. Can you tell me the times and/or dates on which the complaints were made?

Response

1. Can you please tell me the number of reported attacks in the area in the last 4 years which appear to be taxi or private car hire related?

2010 = 16 from 01 April 2010

2011 = 29

2012 = 31

2013 = 32

2014 = 6 up to 31 March 2014

2. Can you provide a breakdown of these complaints into the number of verbal and physical attacks?

Offence Type No
ASSAULT OCCASION ABH 18
ROBBERY-PERSONAL PROPERTY 1
BURGLARY OTHER BUILDING 1
CAUSE GBH WITH INTENT 1
CAUSE INT HARASSMENT/ALARM/DISTRESS 6
COMMON ASSAULT 12
CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO OTHER BUILDING 3
CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE 5
FALSE IMPRISONMENT 1
FEAR/PROVOCATION OF VIOLENCE 3
HARASSMENT 5
INFLICTING GBH WITHOUT INTENT 2
INTIMIDATE WITNESS / JUROR 1
MAKE OFF W/O PAYMENT 1
MALICIOUS WOUNDING 3
PURSUE COURSE OF CONDUCT IN BREACH OF S1(1) WHICH AMOUNTS TO STALKING 2
PUTTING PEOPLE IN FEAR OF VIOLENCE 2
RACIALLY/RELIGIOUSLY AGGRAVATED OFFENCE 8
SEXUAL OFFENCE 17
Total 92

3. in cases of physical attacks, how many of these cases were of grievous bodily harm; actual bodily harm; assault or aggravated assault.

As above

4. In cases of verbal attacks, how many of these were racially aggravated? 

As above

5. In all cases, how many were upheld by the complainant to the point where legal action was taken?

Outcome No
Caution 5
Summons 4
Charge 31
Community Resolution 32
Postal charge 7

6. What is the difference in numbers between female complainants and male complainants?

Female = 63

Male = 44

Not known = 7

7. Which taxi companies have the most complaints made against them and how many complaints has each company had?

There is no recorded information held

8. Can you tell me the times and/or dates on which the complaints were made?

Time Crime Committed No
12:01-06:00 45
06:01:12:00 20
12:01-18:00 22
18:01-00:00 27
Total 114

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.

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