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Betting Shop Callouts and Crimes Reported Since 2011

Question

1. The total number of calls to the police from betting shops in the force area, broken down per year, since 2007. [for purposes of searching for incidents, betting shop is taken to mean one of the following premises:

Betfred

BetVictor

Boylesports

Bwin

Centrebet

Coral

Ladbrokes

Paddy Power

Sky Bet

Stan James

The Tote

William Hill]

2. The number of incidents which required police officers or a PCSO to attend a betting shop, broken down per year, since 2007.

3. The number of reported crimes at betting shops, broken down per year, since 2007.

4. A breakdown of the nature of crimes reported in betting shops in 2016, such as assault or criminal damage.

5. A breakdown of the nature of crimes reported in betting shops in 2017, such as assault or criminal damage.

Answer

Please see the number of call cards created and the number that had a police officer or PCSO attend between 2nd October 2017 and 2nd October 2017 in the table below. Information prior to 2011 is not held.

Year

Calls

Attended

2011 (from 02/10)

78

41

2012

276

161

2013

283

173

2014

258

166

2015

274

169

2016

278

168

2017   (to 02/10)

196

110

Please see the number of crimes reported below. Information prior to 2009 is not held. 

Year

Crimes

2009

164

2010

107

2011

77

2012

58

2013

83

2014

61

2015

75

2016

111

2017*

91

Please see the breakdown of the offence types below: 

Crime at Betting shops

2016

2017*

Arson

1

2

Burglary

8

3

Criminal Damage

21

16

Drug Offences

1

 

Fraud Forgery

 

1

Other Offences

2

2

Robbery

3

2

Theft And Handling Stolen Goods

27

20

Violence Against The Person

48

45

Sum:

111

91

*Information is provided to date.

FOI reference: 1173/17.

Date of request: 26.09.17.