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Police Call Outs to Prisons and Pupil Referral Units since 2011

Question

1. The number of incidents attended at prisons and youth detention centres in each year from 2011 to 2016?

2. The number of these incidents which were linked to ‘legal highs’ or ‘NPS’ such as ‘Spice’ or ‘Black Mamba’? Please provide figures broken down by year.

Answer

Q1. A search of our systems has been conducted for call cards created in which indicate that police attended a prison or pupil referral unit. This has returned a total of 692 records. Please see the annual breakdown below: 

Year

Count

2011

84

2012

77

2013

121

2014

119

2015

145

2016

140

Q2. A search has been conducted of all call cards which contain the words ‘legal high’, ‘NPS’, ‘Spice’ and ‘Black Mamba’. This has returned a total of six records that indicate police attendance. Please see the annual breakdown below: 

Year

Count

2011

0

2012

0

2013

0

2014

1

2015

2

2016

3

FOI reference: 153/17.

Date of request: 02.02.17.