Vandalised Safety Cameras (111_15)

Request

The number of incidents where speed cameras were vandalised during the years spanning from January to December in 2013 and 2014.

Please also disclose which roads the vandalised cameras were on, the date and time they were vandalised, how many times they were vandalised and in what manner during the above time period.

Response

 

Following receipt of your request, a search of our crime system was conducted for offences recorded during the specified period that contained either the term ‘Safety Camera’, ‘Speed Camera’ or ‘GATSO’ in the summary notes. These results were then examined to determine whether any were relevant to your request. One offence was identified, as follows:

 

Date Offence Location Summary
Jan-13 Arson New Rowley Road, Dixons Green, Dudley Offenders set fire to GATSO camera housing

 

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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