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Nursing/Care Home Thefts (2716_15)


  1. How many thefts have been reported at ‘care homes’ and ‘nursing homes’ over the last three years?

Please provide the figures in calendar years, broken down by i)2012 ii)2013 iii)2014 iii)2015 – January-June.

  1. Ideally, I would like the information for each incident in a list form including: year, item stolen, and estimated value of the item.
  1. My priority is figures for all thefts reported. However, if it is possible, separately provide whether an individual was charged for the theft. If an individual was charged, please include whether this was an, ‘employee’ or ‘other’.

I am requesting details from the year that the theft was reported to your force, even if the theft was believed to have taken place at an earlier time.


Please find attached our response (2716_attachment_01).

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.