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Absence Rates (1114A/21)


Can you please provide me with absence rates for West Midlands Police officers and staff for the period March 1st 2020 to June 30th, 2021?

I would like the data to be broken down by month, and by officers and staff. I would also like it to highlight how many officers and staff have been off self-isolating for Covid-related reasons.

Can you also provide me with data on how many officers and staff should have been available for work in each month?


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

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.