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Car Theft (7251_18)


For 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18


The total number of offences where a motor vehicle was stolen as a result of a burglary


The total number of offences where a motor vehicle was stolen by any other means (eg NOT burglary).  This would include `theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle¿ and vehicles taken in a robbery or other crimes.


The total number of stolen motor vehicles that were returned to the owner, where data is recorded


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.