Mobile Phone Thefts (5746/19)

 

Request

Please send me:

Data on the number of mobile phones that were stolen in Birmingham city between January 1st 2018 to December 31st 2018, including details of the street names/locations that each mobile phone was reported stolen, the date that they were reported stolen and the models/makes of the stolen mobile phones.

Response

Please find attached our response.

We have provided the data by the Birmingham Neighbourhood Policing Units, to provide data at street level / location is likely to attract exemptions.

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.

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