Officers attendance at incidents at schools (4314/20)

Request

The number of police officers deployed to schools, from 2015 to present? Please break the information down by year, and show which schools the officers are deployed to in what numbers. If you can’t break it down by school, geographical area would be acceptable.

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.

 It is important to note that this data is taken from our incident database. Please note that the incident may not necessarily have occurred on the premises, rather the premises may be the nearest identifiable landmark and so has been entered into the incident report. It may also be the case that the incident may have happened where School is within the name i.e. – School Road, but didn’t actually occur within a School premises.  

Therefore we have provided the following – Where a resource (Officer) has arrived: broken down by final classification, Neighbourhood Policing Unit and year, where school is in the location.  

Because these are incidents, they do not have a crime category.

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