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Notifiable Offences (4737/17)


Please could you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act

  1. Please provide a breakdown of notifiable offences recorded between 1 April and 31 March for each of 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14 and 2012-13

Please break them down by both their major classification (in bold) and minor classification (if relevant), specifically:

Violence against the person (total)


Violence with injury

Violence without injury

Sexual offences


Theft Offences (total)


Domestic burglary

Non-domestic burglary

Vehicle offences

Theft from the person

Bicycle theft


Other theft offences

Criminal damage and arson

 Drug offences

 Possession of weapons offences

 Public order offences

 Miscellaneous crimes

 For each of the same above years (between 1 April and 31 March) please break down how many of each of the above crimes were “screened out” (crime reference number issued but no investigation took place) or if you do not use the term “screened out”, please give the number where no investigation took place.

  1. Please state if you have a discretionary disposal policy for closing crime reports you consider not to be in the public interest to pursue investigations. If you have a policy, please provide a copy of it.
  2. Please state if there is any financial threshold for investigating crimes, eg £100 of goods stolen in order to investigate shoplifting.


Please find attached our response regarding offences of Violence Against the Person.  The following link provides data for other notifiable offences for the requested time period.

Please note: West Midlands Police do not ‘screen out’ crimes – all offences are investigated.  After the initial investigation, which is undertaken by our call handlers, crimes may be subject to a solvability matrix. The data above are provided by outcome (e.g. unable to prosecute or investigations complete; no suspect identified).