Burglaries and Aggravated Burglaries (14012_17)

Request

1. What is the total number of recorded burglaries and aggravated burglaries according to Section 9 and 10 of the Theft Act?

A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 2. Number of cases where a charge was brought against a suspect according to the above.

A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 If you have this as a percentage and can provide within the cost limitations, please provide this.

 3. Number of times that a car was recorded stolen during a burglary or aggravated burglary

A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 4. Number of people under the age of 18 charged with the offence of burglary or aggravated burglary

A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 If you have this as a percentage, please provide this. (i.e: X% of individuals charged with the offence of burglary or aggravated burglary, were aged under 18)

 THEFT WITH MURDER

 5. If you can provide this within the cost limitations I would like to know the number of cases where a murder or manslaughter took place during a burglary or aggravated burglary between 1/12/16- 30/11/17

EXCLUDING cases where the perpetrator was killed (i.e: the home owner shoots the thief)

 CAR THEFT

 6. How many cars were recorded stolen?

A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 7. If possible within the cost limit, please identify how many keyless car thefts were recorded.

A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 If possible within the cost limit, please identify how many keyless car thefts were recorded which likely involved the use of sophisticated technology to unlock and start the car. We understand that if that car was not recovered you cannot definitively understand the means by which it was taken.

 A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 8. How many of the cars recorded stolen between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17 were recovered?

 9. The number of reports of aggravated vehicle taking, according to Section 12A of the Theft Act:

A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 10. If possible within the cost limit, please identify how many of these relate specifically to cars.

A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 STOLEN GOODS

 11. Number of recorded offences of handling stolen goods as according to Section 22 of the theft act between 1/12/16- 30/11/17

 12. The estimated total value of items stolen in burglaries and aggravated burglaries recorded.

 A) Between 1/12/16 – 30/11/17

B) Between 1/12/15 – 30/11/16

 

Response

Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request,

It is important to note that Under the Freedom of Information Act we are obliged to provide you with all of the information we have recorded that falls within the scope of your request, regardless of the accuracy of those data.

We are aware of inaccuracies with the data within Question 12, for example one record shows the property value stolen was £5,400,000.00 for a vehicle.

 However, despite these apparent inaccuracies, we are supplying these data so as to comply with the Act.

Please note in order to explain the inaccuracies would involve a manual search of each record , this cost of this search s above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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