Assaults near waterways (11271_18)

Request

1.         The number of assaults that occur next to a waterway in Birmingham recorded by West Midlands Police each year (either financial or calendar), for the last ten years (2008-2018).

2.         The percentage of all assaults that occur next to a waterway in Birmingham recorded by West Midlands Police each year (either financial or calendar), for the last ten years (2008-2018).

Year     Number of assaults that occur next to waterways     Percentage of all assaults that occur next to waterways

Response

Please find our response below.

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.

  1. The number of assaults that occur next to a waterway in Birmingham recorded by West Midlands Police each year (either financial or calendar), for the last ten years (2008-2018).

Please see table below.

  1. The percentage of all assaults that occur next to a waterway in Birmingham recorded by West Midlands Police each year (either financial or calendar), for the last ten years (2008-2018).

If is not possible to provide any part of the above information, e.g. that requested in 2 or for some years, could the remaining information be provided.

Year Violence with injury type offences occurring next to waterways and canals in the Birmingham East and Birmingham West NPU All violence with injury type offences in the Birmingham East and Birmingham West NPU
2008 5 11922
2009 11 10900
2010 4 10718
2011 12 8865
2012 4 8234
2013 3 9195
2014 13 9125
2015 12 10481
2016 12 11044
2017 19 12591
2018 11 4972

N.B. We have interpreted assaults as all violence with injury type offences.

Please also note, we do not record percentages for the requested information, so we have provided a total of all violence with injury type offences as well as those occurring next to waterways and canals.

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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