A total of 3,935 complaints were investigated between January 2014 and March this year – an average of well over three each day.

The figures, published following a freedom of information request, also reveal that the probes have resulted in just 16 ‘abatement’ notices and two prosecutions.

Of the 3,935 complaints, 2,811 of the investigations have been at ‘domestic’ properties. A further 514 have been at commercial and leisure properties, and there have been 88 linked to construction and 69 to industry. Buskers have been the subject of 57 investigations.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.