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Crimes at Tesco Stores (1165A/23)


Can I please request the number offences recorded, type of offence recorded and the outcomes for offences recorded. From all Tesco retail sites within West Midlands police force area. Recorded between 31/07/22 – 31/12/22


Please find attached our response (1165A_Attachment). Please also be advised that we have conducted a search for Tesco stores in the ‘Incident Address’ field, however, this data will have captured offences that occurred at the location address, offences that occurred close to the location address, and offences that were reported at the location address but occurred somewhere else. This is because the ‘Incident Address’ field can be used to capture the nearest identifiable landmark to the offence. In order to isolate cases for offences that occurred at the address only, we would need to conduct a manual review of each crime record. Due to the number of records however this would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. 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.