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Intelligence Submissions (76A/22)


Can you please provide the number of information/intelligence reports submitted per year?






This data has been presented in financial years below:

2010 – 2011 135,180
2015 – 2016 131,430
2019 – 2020 113,460
2020 – 2021 131,190

The figures would not include intelligence that is held in secure folders as these are not picked up by our search system.

This data below is presented in calendar years:

2000 No data
2001 No data
2002 36,792
2003 86,856
2004 107,324
2005 132,622
2006 131,817
2007 132,825
2008 130,123
2009 148,204
2010 128,702
2011 148,344
2012 131,439
2013 130,242
2014 116,865
2015 127,276
2016 122,572
2017 107,295
2018 105,203
2019 116,135
2020 127,071
2021 125,833


Data for periods 2002 to 2014 is accurate to +6 or -6 intelligence reports.

Data for 2015 onwards should be fully accurate.

The figures would not include intelligence that is held in secure folders as these are not picked up by our search system.

Please note that no inferences can be drawn by the count of Intelligence reports each force records per year. It also needs to be recognised that other information is held on various police systems, that by definition would not technically constitute an “Intelligence report” and therefore, this is not the sole means of holding important information about policing matters.

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.

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.


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