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Mobile Phone Theft (1130_15)


I’d like to make a Freedom of Information Act request on behalf of Nelson Bostock Unlimited.

We would like to know statistics in relation to mobile phone theft and loss, either in the past 6 months (1st October 2014 – 31st March 2015 / 1st September 2014 – 28th February 2015, depending on records) or, if that’s not possible, for 2014 as a whole.

More specifically, during this time period we would like to know:

1)      The number of phones reported as stolen to West Midlands Police

2)      The number of phones handed in to West Midlands Police

3)      The number of phones that were reunited with their owners

If it is possible, we would also like a breakdown of the operating systems (Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Windows, Other) of the devices that have been stolen, handed in or reunited, if this information has been recorded.


Please find attached our response.