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Child Abduction and Kidnapping (827A/22)


I would be very grateful if you could send me the number of offences recorded in the Birmingham Police area, as detailed below.

Time period

Please can you send me the number of offences (below) recorded between:

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.


Please provide the number of offences (crimes, not incidents) recorded for the following:

  1. Child abduction by a parent (Home Office classification 13/1)
  2. Child abduction by other persons (Home Office classification 13/2)
  3. Kidnapping (Home Office classification 36/1) – when the victim was aged under 18 at the time of the offence.


Please find attached (827A_22_attachment.pdf). These data relate to the whole of the West Midlands Police Force area, broken down by Neighbourhood Policing Unit.

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.