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Shop Thefts (622A/20)

Request

The number of reports of shoplifting recorded by the force in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 so far? I would like this broken down per month.

How many of these petty thefts were related to food and or drink?

How many of these petty thefts resulted in an arrest?

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded (see enclosed). I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

We have provided ALL shop lifting / theft from store, as we are unable to provide exactly what was stolen due to inaccuracies in our data.  The stolen item can be recorded in multiple locations on the crime and as a result each crime would need to be viewed to see what was stolen. This therefore exceed the cost.  The number of arrests provided is in relation to the total number if shop thefts.

 

Date Total Number of Shop lifting
Jan-13 1221
Feb-13 1384
Mar-13 1396
Apr-13 1370
May-13 1351
Jun-13 1279
Jul-13 1223
Aug-13 1304
Sep-13 1324
Oct-13 1350
Nov-13 1328
Dec-13 1293
Total 15823

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Total number of shop lifting
Jan-14 1331
Feb-14 1307
Mar-14 1438
Apr-14 1392
May-14 1351
Jun-14 1368
Jul-14 1439
Aug-14 1414
Sep-14 1429
Oct-14 1405
Nov-14 1446
Dec-14 1377
Total 16697

 

Date Total number of shop lifting
Jan-15 1453
Feb-15 1484
Mar-15 1584
Apr-15 1555
May-15 1526
Jun-15 1383
Jul-15 1438
Aug-15 1349
Sep-15 1387
Oct-15 1586
Nov-15 1569
Dec-15 1533
Total 17847

 

Date Total number of shop lifting
Jan-16 1437
Feb-16 1696
Mar-16 1629
Apr-16 1700
May-16 1591
Jun-16 1731
Jul-16 1651
Aug-16 1708
Sep-16 1689
Oct-16 1611
Nov-16 1629
Dec-16 1688
Total 19760

 

Date Total number of shop lifting
Jan-17 1571
Feb-17 1506
Mar-17 1711
Apr-17 1635
May-17 1780
Jun-17 1654
Jul-17 1582
Aug-17 1667
Sep-17 1602
Oct-17 1767
Nov-17 1857
Dec-17 1391
Total 19723

 

Date Total number of shop lifting
Jan-18 1719
Feb-18 1603
Mar-18 1616
Apr-18 1672
May-18 1672
Jun-18 1497
Jul-18 1460
Aug-18 1636
Sep-18 1443
Oct-18 1607
Nov-18 1539
Dec-18 1301
Total 18765

 

 

Date Total number of shop lifting
Jan-19 1642
Feb-19 1519
Mar-19 1558
Apr-19 1504
May-19 1420
Jun-19 1333
Jul-19 1509
Aug-19 1351
Sep-19 1146
Oct-19 1286
Nov-19 1171
Dec-19 1020
Total 16459

 

 

Date Total number of shop lifting
Jan-20 1310
Feb-20 1382
Mar-20 912
Apr-20 645
May-20 664
Jun-20 687
Jul-20 934
Aug-20 724
Total 7258

 

 

Year Total of arrests for shoplifting
2013 5432
2014 5855
2015 6453
2016 6690
2017 5297
2018 4130
2019 3580
2020 1261
 Total 38698

 

 

 

 

 

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