Car key burglaries (17935/19)

Request

Could you list all of the car key burglaries and car jacking’s recorded across the West Midlands force,

Could you provide the info for the last five years 2014-19 up to the present?

I would like a list of all the locations recorded please where the crimes took place and if injuries to victims were also recorded

Response

Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format. In relation if injuries to victims were recorded for car key burglaries. We also do not have an offence in relation to and car jacking’s and if injuries to victims were recorded.

Therefore the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request

However, In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide information in relation to Residential Burglary with Special Interest marker (Car key crime) and the location as this information was retrieved in the initial search process. Please see below.

Residential Burglary with Special Interest marker (Car key crime) -01-Jan-14 to 20-Oct-19

Location 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
ABATTOIR 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
BUNGALOW – DWELLING 5 6 13 13 22 16 75
CAR PARK 2 2 0 1 4 0 9
CARAVAN SITE 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
DERELICT 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
DETACHED – DWELLING 158 177 233 357 519 302 1746
DRIVE/DRIVEWAY 20 21 35 62 50 47 235
FARMHOUSE – DWELLING 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
FLAT – DWELLING 22 24 23 26 45 28 168
GARAGE DOMESTIC 0 0 0 4 1 5 10
GARDEN 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
HOSTEL – DWELLING 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
HOTEL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
MAISONETTE – DWELLING 5 2 3 8 9 3 30
OTHER 0 0 0 2 7 2 11
OUTSIDE ADDRESS 8 10 12 7 12 17 66
PORCH 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
PUBLIC FOOTPATH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
PUBLIC HOUSE – LICENSED PREMISES 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
REAR OF PREMISES 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
ROAD 11 4 6 27 18 12 78
SEMI DETACHED – DWELLING 318 335 497 603 1099 752 3604
TERRACE – DWELLING 167 142 241 273 464 329 1616
TOWN HOUSE – DWELLING 1 3 3 3 7 7 24
WOODLAND 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 719 729 1067 1388 2262 1525 7690

This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#fees-and-charges

 

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