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Crimes in Nightclubs (1629/20)

Request

I am looking to obtain information regarding crimes in or on the premises of bars and night clubs in your force area.

I would like to know the number of knife and assault crimes reported over the period of the past four years either in or on the premises of bars and nightclubs that you have on record.

By knife crimes, I mean possession of a knife or a sharp object or wounding or stabbings with a knife or sharp object.

By assault crimes I mean common assault crimes sexual assault, battery, GBH, ABH and wounding.

Response

Please be advised that we do not have a location marker for ‘bars’ on our systems. However, we do have a location marker for ‘nightclub’. Please find below the requested information where the location marker specifies ‘nightclub’.

  2016 2017 2018 2019
Knife crime 8 15 21 24
Assault crimes 497 484 581 620
Total 505 499 602 644

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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