Please would you provide a total of the offence categories (as per the Home Office Counting Rules) for Theft from the person under 18, Violent crime, Possession of drugs, Knife and Gun crime, in each year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, where the victim is under 18, broken down by Coventry Neighbourhood Policing Unit.
Please would you provide a total of the offence categories (as per the Home Office Counting Rules ) for Child abuse and Domestic abuse, in each year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, broken down by Coventry Neighbourhood Policing Unit.
Please find attached our response.
There is not an offence of Domestic abuse, this term is used as a reason to commit an offence, and therefore we have provided data on offences with a domestic violence special interest marker. This marker is used for the following reasons –
“Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) where one of both of the persons involved who are or who have been intimate partners or are family members regardless of gender. Family members are mother, father, sister, brother grandparents, in-laws, and foster family / step family”
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.
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