Crimes 2012-2016 (11217_17)

Request

The total number of crimes recorded by your force, in each of the following categories, broken down by calendar year, from 2012 to 2016.

 

  1. a) Burglary in a dwelling
  2. b) Robbery of personal property
  3. c) Theft of motor vehicles
  4. d) Actual bodily harm
  5. e) Grievous bodily harm
  6. f) Rape
  7. g) Other sexual offences (include all sexual offences except rape)

 

**Clarification

Positive outcomes to include the following:

 CHARGE OR SUMMONS
POSTAL CHARGE
TURNING POINT PROJECT
CAUTION – YOUTH (INC CONDITIONAL CAUTION)
CAUTION – ADULT (INC CONDITIONAL CAUTION)
TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION (TIC)
PENALTY NOTICE FOR DISORDER (PND)
CANNABIS/KHAT WARNING
COMMUNITY RESOLUTION

 

FURTHER ACTION WILL BE UNDERTAKEN BY ANOTHER BODY OR AGENCY

Response

Please find attached our response.

For each category (A-F), we have provided a breakdown on separate tabs with and without ‘attempted’ offences included on the positive outcomes stipulated in your clarification as well as a breakdown on charges. (Please scroll down on each tab to make sure that all breakdown tables are seen).

Additionally for reference, figures for where there is no recorded outcome have been provided because in April 2014, West Midlands Police changed the way that outcomes were recorded hence differences may exist between the data before and after that date. In particular, prior to April 2014, it was not always mandatory to attach an outcome to a record. Some records might also be open (still investigating) hence an outcome has yet to be determined.

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.

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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