Vehicle/ Storage Costs (6149/18)

Request

Please provide the information held on (a) the number of motorists who have paid recovery and storage charges to retrieve their stolen vehicles, and (b) the amount of money motorists have paid in recovery and storage charges to retrieve their stolen vehicles, by your police force in each year since the current statutory charges were set in 2008?

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

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.

A) The number of motorists who have paid recovery and storage charges to retrieve their stolen vehicles

YEAR NO OF RECOVERIES
2008 2229
2009 2601
2010 2892
2011 2755
2012 2365
2013 2365
2014 2519
2015 2789
2016 3628
2017 5083
2018 2033

  B) The amount of money motorists have paid in recovery and storage charges to retrieve their stolen vehicles, by your police force in each year since the current statutory charges were set in 2008?  

Please see below the total of money members of the public / insurance companies have paid to the recovery operators for the recovery and storage of their vehicles. 

Year Removal fees (£) Storage Fees (£) Total of Removal and Storage fees
2008 273365.00 157214.00 430579.00
2009 452460.00 272382.00 724842.00
2010 504225.00 227015.00 731240.00
2011 488855.00 162895.00 651750.00
2012 429053.00 155390.00 584443.30
2013 411215.00 139350.00 550565.00
2014 441227.60 154140.00 595367.60
2015 486431.92 224455.00 710886.92
2016 649180.00 372920.00 1022100.00
2017 944143.00 547489.00 1491632.00
2018 366835.00 198150.00 564985.00

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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