Cemetery Theft (4676_14)

Request

I would like the following under the Freedom of Information Act. Breakdown of reported
incidents of gravestone/headstone theft in your jurisdiction over the last five years. Please break the data down 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.

If possible, please provide detail of the theft, for example ‘theft of metal statue from gravestone’. If this is not possible then just stick with the basic number of reported incidents.

Response

The following table provides ‘theft other’ offences committed in location type ‘Cemetery’ from 1st January 2009 to 31 December 2013, this provides thefts that have occurred at graves, with offenders most commonly stealing plaques, memorials, flowers, solar lights, etc and in few cases the headstone itself.

Year Total
2009

39

2010

30

2011

41

2012

32

2013

50

Total

192

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