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Aviation: Lasers

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1535, tabled on 12 September 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft with a laser pointer under the Aviation and Safety Act 1982 within the last 12 months.

Answered on

22 September 2017

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of arrests broken down by offence group and police force area. These data are published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletins, and data can be accessed here: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-powers-and-procedures-england-and-wales-year-ending-31-march-2016

Data presented here are on the police power of arrest. In line with police recorded crime statistics, these data cover arrests for all notifiable offences carried out by police in England and Wales

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