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E-Scooter Crimes (1A/21)

Request

Please provide me with the following information

 

  1. The number of crimes recorded by your force between 1/1/2020 and 31/12/2020 in which the initial incident detail mentions the word “e-scooter” or “electric scooter”. Please provide a breakdown of these crimes including:
  2. i) the month of the crime(s)
  3. ii) the offence(s) recorded

iii) the investigation outcome

  1. iv) a summary of the crime report describing the circumstances of the offence

 

  1. The number of crimes recorded by your force between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019 in which the initial incident detail mentions the word “e-scooter” or “electric scooter”. Please provide a breakdown of these crimes including:
  2. i) the month of the crime
  3. ii) the offence(s) recorded

iii) the investigation outcome

  1. iv) a summary of the crime report describing the circumstances of the offence

 

  1. The number of non-crimed incidents recorded by your force between 1/1/2020 and 31/12/2020 in which the initial incident detail mentions the word “e-scooter” or “electric scooter”. Please provide a breakdown of these incident including:
  2. i) the month of the incident
  3. ii) a summary of the incident report

 

  1. The number of non-crimed incidents recorded by your force between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019 in which the initial incident detail mentions the word “e-scooter” or “electric scooter”. Please provide a breakdown of these incidents including:
  2. i) the month of the incident
  3. ii) a summary of the incident report

 

Response

Please find attached our response.  The data has been broken down by crime type in order to assist, however summaries of crimes / incidents would be exempt by virtue of Section 40 of the FOI act.

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.

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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