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Month: October 2021

Sexual Communication Offences (1180A/21)

I am writing to request data for the purpose of conducting research to support the development of knowledge, training and support tools for parents and schools on the subject of online safeguarding for children who engage with online chat platforms. Therefore, I require data on the following:

Please provide the number of recorded offences that relate to s.15A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, Sexual Communication with a child, HO Crime Code 71/17 between April 2018 and April 2021. Please, where possible, provide the ages of the victims and offenders if known, break the data down by month and year.

Domestic Abuse (1130A/21)

I write to request data on the number of incidents of domestic abuse that were reported to your force during the period of UEFA Euro Championships of 2012 (8 June- 1st July) and 2016 (10 June-10 July).

Vetting (1407A/21)

Please could you detail the vetting policy of the West Midlands Police for new recruits, current police including senior ranks and officers, police staff.

What organisation/s carries out the vetting?

Drone Related Calls (1097A/21)

Using a keyword search, with the words drone or drones being the keywords, for the period 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021 can you please tell me how many drone/UAV related calls per month have been received and logged by West Midlands Police, with a breakdown of the specific nature of each call.