Crimes involving smart devices

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Dear FOI officer,

I write to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If possible, please acknowledge that this request has been received. Thank you in advance for your time.

1. Please state the number of offence records listed in your crime database that contain each of the following phrases: "smart device"; "smart TV"; "smart home"; "Alexa"; "Google Home"; "Nest" (thermostat).

Please identify these by conducting a free text search of your crime database, and provide information for each of the last five years (starting January 1 2014), and the current year to August 31.

2. Please provide a breakdown of the kind of offences recorded that contain these keywords.

3. Please provide an anonymised copy of the crime report for each incident recorded. If this is too onerous, please focus on areas around domestic abuse and stalking.

Yours faithfully,

Shanti Das

Freedom of Information, West Yorkshire Police

Classification: OFFICIAL

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Thank you for your request for information which has been logged today.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.

If you no longer require the information, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards
Gemma Burton
Disclosure Officer
Information Management
01924 296006

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Dear S. Das,


Please see the attached document in relation to your information request.


Kind regards

Emily Dawson

Disclosure Officer

Information Management

Digital Policing

West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS

Telephone: 01924 296006



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