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Emergency Calls: Hoaxes and False Alarms

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many 999 calls turned out to be hoaxes in 2007; and how many such callers then involved a genuine 999 call in the same general vicinity. (201505)

The Chief Constable has provided the following answer:

“The total number of hoax calls using the reporting method of 999 to PSNI from 1 January to 31 December 2007 was 884. The information sought in the second half of the question is not recorded in the way requested but the total number of non hoax calls using the same method was 99,296.”