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FOI 7084 Weapons seized from hospitals

Ref No: FOI 7084

Category: Crime Statistics

Request

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: RFI 7084/16

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received on 12th February 2016. Please find below the response to your request:

For the last three calendar years: 2013, 2014, and 2015 (Jan-Dec).

1. How many items/substances/weapons have been seized from hospitals over the last three years? (I.e: where the term 'hospital' was logged as the location).

2. For the year 2015, please include full list of all items that were seized by your force.

This requests relates to all items, which have been deemed necessary to confiscate from hospitals - including anything that may not have been included in my list above. Examples may include: explosive materials, guns and other weapons, illegal drugs, stolen goods, etc.

 

Response

REPLY: Please see the below information that has been retrieved from the force Property Management System for items seized where the term 'hospital' was logged as the location. This shows the number of entries under each category, but please note that there may be more one item included in each entry.

 

2013 - 1073

2014 - 909

2015 - 994

 

2015 Category

Entries

CCTV

54

Drugs

59

Knives/Weapons

17

Mobiles

40

Clothing/Footwear

486

Documents

28

Forensic Items/Swabs

189

Cash

17

Jewellery

15

Firearms/assoc items

2

Computers/assoc items

7

Other items

80

The above will also include items seized because they were stolen.