Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
For the period 1st July 2021 to 31st December 2021 can you please tell me how many drone/UAV related calls per month were received and logged by Northumbria Police, with a breakdown of the specific nature of each call.
Similarly for the period 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022 can you please tell me how many drone/UAV related calls per month were received and logged by Northumbria Police, with a breakdown of the specific nature of each call.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department/s Area of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as below.
|Generic Public Safety - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||-||2||-|
|Neighbourly disputes - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||-|
|Rail/Marine/Aircraft - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||-||2||-||1||-||-|
|Rowdy/Inconsiderate Behaviour - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||1||1||-||-||-||-|
|Suspicious Activity Pers/Veh - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||-|
|Concern For Person - Drone misuse||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Generic Public Safety - Call With Good Intent - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||1||-||1||-||-||-|
|Generic Public Safety - Drone misuse||2||-||-||-||-||3||-||-||-||2|
|Neighbourly disputes - Drone misuse||-||1||-||-||-||2||-||-||-||-|
|Rail/Marine/Aircraft - Drone misuse||-||-||1||-||-||1||-||-||-||-|
|Rowdy/Inconsiderate Behaviour - Drone misuse||-||1||1||-||1||1||-||1||-||1|
|Suspicious Activity Pers/Veh - Call With Good Intent - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||1|
|Suspicious Activity Pers/Veh - Drone misuse||-||2||-||1||2||4||1||2||-||-|
|Suspicious Package/Object - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||2||1||2||2||-||-|
|Trespass - Drone misuse||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||-||-||-|
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.