Crime Logging System (1250A/21)
I am aware that West Midlands Police have been updating their crime logging IT systems over the last few months resulting in only very minimal crime figures being made available on the Police.UK web portal since March 2021 – and no indication as to when they will be available again.
I would like to know…
a) the overall cost of this IT upgrade
b) Is this a brand new system or is it currently used elsewhere in the UK?
c) How much longer is it due to take before monthly figures are once again available?
Please find attached our response.
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.