Vehicle Theft (4302_13)

Request

1. How many incidents of taking a vehicle without consent were recorded in Coventry in 2012 and so far in 2013. I would like a figure for both years.

2. What were the ages of the youngest and oldest person responsible for taking a vehicle without consent.

Response

1a. During the period 01 January 2012 to 31 December 2012, there were 92 ‘Taking Vehicle Without Consent’ offences recorded on the Coventry LPU.

1b. During the period 01 January 2013 to 01 November 2013, there were 71 ‘Taking Vehicle Without Consent’ offences recorded on the Coventry LPU.

2. The age of the youngest person charged with a ‘Taking Vehicle Without Consent’ offence recorded on the Coventry LPU during this period was 14, the oldest was 55.

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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