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Airport Thefts (7536/18)


I am seeking figures under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation to thefts of luggage from Birmingham Airport. To that end, could you please provide information on:

1) The number of reports of thefts of luggage at Birmingham Airport for each of the last five full calendar years (ie. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

2) In relation to the above, please provide a breakdown of the number of incidents that are suspected to have taken place each year specifically in baggage reclaim areas, if this information is held.

3) Again, in relation to (1) above, please indicate how many reports led to an arrest and, if possible, to court proceedings in each of the five years for which data is available.

4) In relation to (3) above, please indicate how many arrests were made of members of airport staff or contractors employed to work at the airport.


Please find attached our response.

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.