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Car Parks – Accidents, Damage, Theft & Assaults (146A/24)


I am writing to request the following data for the calendar years (2020-2023):

a. The total number of vehicle accidents/ intentional damages to vehicles reported in your local car parks.

b. The total number of thefts from vehicles reported in your local car parks.

c. The total number of assaults reported in your local car parks.


See following table:

Offence Location – Car Park
Year Criminal damage to a vehicle Theft from a vehicle Assault
2020 10 42 83
2021 39 125 256
2022 63 230 347
2023 93 268 407
Grand Total 205 665 1,093

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 crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on 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.

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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