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Drones (4895/17)


Please can you supply the following information relating to DRONE/ DRONES

  1. In the period 1st January 2017 to 31st March 2017 how many drone related incidents have been reported to West Midlands Police, with if possible a breakdown of the nature of the incident, the action taken, and the month it occurred in.
  1. For each of the years 2015 and 2016, and in the period 1st January 2017 to 31st March 2017 whether West Midlands Police has brought any prosecutions relating to drone incidents.


Please find attached our response for question 1.  Please note as previously stated, data for 2015 and 2016 is already published:

Please also note we do not hold prosecution data.

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.