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Sexual Offences (13535_17)


1)         All offences with a sexual element (sexual assault, grooming etc) with a suspect attached where the occupation of the suspect is Hackney Cab Driver, Minicab Driver, Private Hire Operator and Taxi Driver in the Birmingham, Moseley and Kings Heath areas.  Time period: 2015-present.

2)         Q2 &3 Recorded sexual offences where the perpetrator occupation is Hackney Cab Driver, Minicab Driver, Private Hire Operator and Taxi Driver, by outcome: Charge, caution etc.  MUST include ethnicity. Time period 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17 up to and including the most recent statistics on file for 2017.


Please find attached our response which provides all sexual offences for Birmingham West Neighbourhood Policing Unit, where the occupation of the suspect/defendant is recorded as Hackney Cab Driver, Minicab Driver, Private Hire Operator, Taxi Driver, by location, outcome and year. However, please note that the offences may not have occurred within a vehicle.


Please also 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.