Unlicensed Music Events (3228_18)

Request

For each of the following years; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018:

The number of incident logs that contain the keyword ‘rave’ in the Initial Brief Incident Details field and appear from these details, to relate to a report of a suspected Unlicensed Music Event.

Response

Following receipt of your request a search of our incident database was conducted for logs that contained the keyword ‘rave’ in the ‘Initial Brief Incident Details’ field. These were then further filtered to identify those that contained the phrase ‘illegal rave’ and appeared to relate to a report of a suspected Unlicensed Music Event. The results are as follows:

2007 – 3

2008 – 7

2009 – 3

2010 – 0

2011 – 4

2012 – 1

2013 – 2

2014 – 3

2015 – 5

2016 – 4

2017 – 2

2018* – 0

*To 31 March 2018

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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