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Drone Related Calls (1097A/21)


Using a keyword search, with the words drone or drones being the keywords, for the period 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021 can you please tell me how many drone/UAV related calls per month have been received and logged by West Midlands Police, with a breakdown of the specific nature of each call.

Also, for the same period 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021 can you tell me how many drone operators were fined for failing to register their drone (CJS Offence Code AN16353) , and how many drone pilots were fined for not obtaining the necessary competency acknowledgement from the CAA (CJS Offence Code AN16355).


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.