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999 Hoax and Nuisance Calls in 2016 and 2017

Question

1. How many hoax calls have been made to the Avon and Somerset Police's 999 emergency number, which resulted in officers being deployed to locations to respond to incidents that have not taken place, in 2016 and 2017?

2. How many nuisance calls have been made to the Avon and Somerset Police's 999 emergency number in 2016 and 2017?

Answer

1. Please see the number of calls with a disposal type of ‘hoax call’  and the number of those calls where a unit was dispatched in the table below:

Year

Call disposal - Hoax Call

Unit dispatched

2016

1,548

458

2017

1,513

336

2. We do not record ‘nuisance calls’.

FOI reference: 295/18.
Date of request: 26.02.18.