Cloned Number Plates (8925_16)

Request

 

Please supply figures for the number of people caught driving cars with cloned number plates over the last five years within your force area. Please break the figure down into individual years.

Please supply data on the number of people who have successful challenged PCN or other offence notices on the grounds that their car was cloned. Please break the figure down into individual years.

RESPONSE

Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
Q1. Please supply figures for the number of people caught driving cars with cloned number plates over the last five years within your force area. Please break the figure down into individual years.

We have searched the individual offence (code 81403) the offence of forgery and fraudulent use of registration mark, registration document, trade plates and associated documents *

Year Total
2011 3
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0
2016 to date 3

*The data above is specifically in relation to registration mark / trade plates.

Q2. Please supply data on the number of people who have successful challenged PCN or other offence notices on the grounds that their car was cloned. Please break the figure down into individual years.

No recorded information held.

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