Proceeds of Crime Act (293_17)

Request

1) Please list all items sold by your force after being seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

For each item or lot, please provide the

  1. a) Description
  2. b) Price at which the item or lot was sold
  3. c) The method by which it was sold (advertised on police website, Ebay, etc.)

Please provide information for the following financial years.

  1. i) 2013/14
  2. ii) 2014/15

iii) 2015/16

  1. iv) 2016/17 to date.

2) Please state the total value of items sold by your force after being seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Please provide information for the following financial years.

  1. i) 2013/14
  2. ii) 2014/15

iii) 2015/16

  1. iv) 2016/17 to date.

Response

Please find attached (293_attachment_01.pdf). In addition, West Midlands Police will neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information by virtue of Section 23(5) – Information supplied by or relating to security bodies.

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.

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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