Modern Slavery (676_18)

Request

*Please note I would prefer annual figures in calendar years – but if it is only possible to get figures for each financial year then that will suffice.

1 – How many active modern day slavery investigations are there in the West Midlands currently?

2 – How does this compare to the previous three years? Please state how many active modern day slavery investigations there were in the West Midlands in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17? Please give separate figures for each year, December to December, or financial years if that is easier.

3 – How many people have been charged with offences under the modern day slavery act last year? (December 2016 – December 2017, or the 2016-17 financial year if that is easier.)

Response

 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. 

1 – How many active modern day slavery investigations are there in the West Midlands currently?

Currently 271 Active investigations.

 

2 – How does this compare to the previous three years? Please state how many active modern day slavery investigations there were in the West Midlands in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17? Please give separate figures for each year, December to December, or financial years if that is easier.

Active Investigations during Calendar years.

 2014 – 27

2015 – 67

2016 – 137

2017 – 400

3 – How many people have been charged with offences under the modern day slavery act last year? (December 2016 – December 2017, or the 2016-17 financial year if that is easier.)

People Charged

2016 – 0

2017- 10

 

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