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Cryptocurrency (1218A/21)

Request

Please tell me if the force has ever seized any cryptocurrency. If possible, also tell me the date, size and type of each seizure.

Response

We can confirm that the West Midlands Regional Economic Crime Unit has seized cryptocurrency and these details can be found below.

Total of 2.82208584 Bitcoin – seized 2017

Total of 0.47405557 Bitcoin – seized 2020

Total of 0.604819 Bitcoin and 4.0584 Ethereum – seized 2020

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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