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14th May 2015 BBC News West Midlands

More than five emergency vehicles have crashed a day on average in the West Midlands in the past three years.
Figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws showed 5,992 crashes were recorded between 2012 and 2014.
CRASHES BY AUTHORITY: 2012, 2013, 2014
West Midlands Police: 2,728
Warwickshire Police: 546
Staffordshire Police: 912
West Mercia Police: 1,154
West Midlands Ambulance: 81
West Midlands Fire Service: 281
Warwickshire Fire: 102
Staffordshire Fire: 120
Shropshire Fire: 68
Total: 5,992



I noticed the unmarked BMW X5 had it driver's door damaged a couple of weeks ago.

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I'm not really sure what this proves to be honest.

How many vehicles does each force have?

How many journeys are made by each force?

As a percentage, how many accidents per journey per force are there?

It seems to me that some FOI requests just are done just to cause a nuisance to the authorities, but those figures on their own are pretty meaningless, in my opinion, at least.

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