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E scooters – Accidents (169A/22)


Please could you send me the newest available data in your area on:

  • The number of reported accidents involving e-scooters
  • The number of reported causalities in accidents involving e-scooters
  • The number of instances that an e-scooter has been confiscated for an illegal offence
  • Any specific locations (streets / postcodes) where the most e-scooter related accidents or offences have been reported


Please see enclosed and attached response (169A_22 attachment)

The attachment is your table that you wanted to be completed.

Please note that this search was based on a keyword search for “e scooters / electric scooters”.

Therefore, upon review it has been identified that the only way to retrieve results is to use a keyword search.

Keyword searches are notoriously unreliable, the reasons why searches using this method are not reliable include (but are not limited to) the following: –

  1. a) Searches rely on the keywords being spelt correctly with no grammatical errors
  2. b) Searches rely on the keywords actually being mentioned in the summary description of the record – if they are mentioned anywhere else within the record but not in the summary, then they will not feature in any results

Q1: See attachment 169A/22 – your table


Under section 21 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you. The information you requested is available on the following website.

E Scooters Casualties ( 82A/22) – Freedom of Information – West Midlands Police (

We can see the result of a reported RTC, but each individual record would need to be assessed in order to find out if the casualty was the e scooter / electric scooter rider.

In order to assist on the attachment 169A_22 you will see the RTC results and level of injury with a e scooter / scooter involved.  But that actual casualty status is not known.

Q3: See attachment 169A/22

Q4:  See attachment 169A/22

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 considered 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 considered 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.


169A_22 attachment