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Incidents involving Tinder (21797/18)


1) The number of incidents you have responded to where “Tinder” was mentioned on the callout record as part of the incident, in each calendar year from 2014 to 2018 inclusive, broken down by calendar year (I appreciate that 2018 may not have a full calendar year’s worth of results, but would appreciate the data year to date).


Please find our response below.

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.

The number of incidents where ‘Tinder’ was mentioned in the ‘Initial Brief Incident Detail’ field on our incident database and where a resource was dispatched.

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018* Grand Total
Count of incidents 56 88 48 69 69 330

*Data up to November 2018

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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