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999 'Trump', 'Brexit', 'UKIP', 'EU' Calls Received Since February 2016

Question

1. How many 999 calls were made by members of the public to the police in your force area in which the caller mentioned "Donald Trump" or "Trump" during the last year (Feb 8, 2016 - Feb 8, 2017)? How many of these people were arrested, cautioned, or charged for misuse of the 999 service? Please specify any police action taken as a result of these calls in as much detail as possible. Please provide written and audio transcripts of these telephone conversations where available.

2. How many 999 calls were made by members of the public to the police in your force area in which the caller mentioned "Brexit" during the last year (Feb 8, 2016 - Feb 8, 2017)? How many of these people were arrested, cautioned, or charged for misuse of the 999 service? Please specify any police action taken as a result of these calls in as much detail as possible. Please provide written and audio transcripts of these telephone conversations where available.

3. How many 999 calls were made by members of the public to the police in your force area in which the caller mentioned "UKIP" or the "UK Independence Party" during the last year (Feb 8, 2016 - Feb 8, 2017)? How many of these people were arrested, cautioned, or charged for misuse of the 999 service? Please specify any police action taken as a result of these calls in as much detail as possible. Please provide written and audio transcripts of these telephone conversations where available.

4. How many 999 calls were made by members of the public to the police in your force area in which the caller mentioned the "EU" or the "European Union" during the last year (Feb 8, 2016 - Feb 8, 2017)? How many of these people were arrested, cautioned, or charged for misuse of the 999 service? Please specify any police action taken as a result of these calls in as much detail as possible. Please provide written and audio transcripts of these telephone conversations where available.

 

Answer

Free text search term

Call cards created

“Donald Trump”, Trump”

30

“Brexit”

25

"UKIP", "UK Independence Party"

6

"EU", "European Union"

6

I am unable to provide you with written and audio transcripts of these telephone conversations as the detail within them constitutes personal information.The exemption applicable to this is Section 40(2), third party personal information. This is an Absolute exemption so therefore there is no requirement to conduct a harm or public interest test. Any information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act if it relates to or is supplied by another individual and disclosure of that information would contravene any of the principles of the 1998 Data Protection Act, in this particular case, disclosure of this information would contravene Principles 1 and 2 of the Act, whereby personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and only obtained for one or more specified purpose or purposes.

With reference to misuse of the 999 service, this would be recorded under the offence of ‘Causing wasteful employment of police time’. No offences recorded under this category in the specified timeframe relate to the calls cards created above.

FOI reference: 187/17.

Date of request: 08.0.2.17.