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Shooting Incidents (569A/21)

Request

Description of information sought: I am hoping to find out the number of shootings that have occurred in the West Midlands over the past two years. I would like a localised breakdown of the stats per borough. I understand there are time constraints with FOI work, so if possible, please prioritize points 1 and 2.

1.

a) Please state the number of shooting incidents that were reported to West Midlands Police between January 1 and April 4, 2020.

b) Please can you state where each shooting took place with regards to the borough. Here, I am hoping for a breakdown of shootings per borough.

2.

a) Please state the number of shooting incidents that were reported to West Midlands Police between January 1 and April 4, 2021.

b) Please can you state where each shooting took place with regards to the borough. Here, I am hoping for a breakdown of shootings per borough.

3.

a) Please state the number of shooting incidents that were reported to West Midlands Police between January 1 and April 4, 2019.

b) Please can you state where each shooting took place with regards to the borough. Here, I am hoping for a breakdown of shootings per borough.

Response

Please find attached our response.

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.

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