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ANPR Cameras (965_19)


  1. How many ANPR cameras does your police force currently operate, either in vehicles or static cameras by the roadside? Please provide a breakdown of the number of static vs in-car ANPR cameras, if possible.


  1. How many ANPR cameras has your police force operated over the last five years (2018-2014)? Please provide a year-by-year breakdown.


  1. How many ‘hits’ have your ANPR cameras generated over the last five years? That is to say, how many times has a vehicle of interest triggered an ANPR alert (for whatever reason) from one of your force’s cameras over the last five years? Please provide a year-by-year breakdown.


  1. If possible, please tell me the total number of vehicle number plates scanned by your ANPR cameras in the last five years? Please provide a year-by-year breakdown.


Please find attached our response.


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/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.