Is it possible to please request any data you hold on number of the following: thefts of motor vehicles, or thefts from vehicles (e.g. alloys stolen, contents Stolen, etc), AND in or around Kenilworth Court, Hagley Road, Birmingham (B16 9NU / 9NT / 9NS and immediate surrounding area), AND broken down as much as possible by e.g. type of crime, brand of vehicle, AND broken down by time period, AND for the last five years – or whatever period data is easily accessible within the allowances of a free search
I appreciate it may not be possible to produce data on such a small area, for reasons of practicality and also confidentiality, but I Would be grateful if data could be provided for the smallest possible area around this location?
Please find attached our response.
Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of 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.
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.