2017 calls to the police with regards to drones

I Hudson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to West Yorkshire Police

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Dear West Yorkshire Police,

It has been reported in the media following an FOI request from a Dr Alan McKenna that West Yorkshire Police recorded 167 calls related to drones in 2017.

Amongst these calls will be calls from legal drone operators to notify the police of the fact they're operating in an area of risk, say a city centre for example, also there will be calls from people who have had a drone lost or stolen. So it's unlikely 167 crimes were actually being committed using a drone.

Can you answer any of the following:

1. Can you breakdown the categories of the 167 calls? I.e. how many calls were from legal operators, how many were reports of noise nuisance and so on?
2. Of the 167 calls made to the police on the subject of drones, how many calls actually turned out to be crimes being committed?
3. Of the 167 calls made about drones, how many were within the Bradford district and how many turned out to be crimes?

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson.

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Details for each of the Drone related incidents for 2017 can be found in
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Dear Jack,

I think this goes some way to answer most of what I asked. The PDFs appear to be incident logs so could you tell me how many actual crimes West Yorkshire Police prosecuted for drone use in 2017?

I couldn't tell a region from the logs, I don't want any exact areas but is it possible to establish in 2017 which of these incident logs related to Bradford, for example could you run the same query with the keyword "Bradford" to do this?

Yours sincerely,

I Hudson

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Rebecca Fawcett

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