Please provide me with the number of reported crimes where the weapon has been recorded as “acid”, “boiling water” or “cigarette burning” for the six past full calendar years (2008, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13).
In each case, if possible, please provide me with the town/borough where the crime is believed to have taken place.
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.
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