Criminal Damage (11614/19)

Request

For each of the following periods, please state how many crimes were recorded for criminal damage of a residential property:

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019 (January to June)

 

For each of the following periods, please state how many cases were investigated related to the “Theft Act 1968: Section 13 (for abstraction of electricity)”:

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019 (January to June)

 

For each of the following periods, please state how many of these investigations related to the “Theft Act 1968: Section 13 (for abstraction of electricity)” were suspected to be for the cultivation or manufacture of illegal drugs:

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019 (January to June)

 

  2017 2018 2019
Number of cases where police investigated a property in relation to criminal damage of a residential property      
Number of cases where police investigated a property in relation to the abstraction of electricity      
Number of cases related to abstraction of electricity for suspected use in cultivation or manufacture of illegal drugs      

Response

Please find attached our response.

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