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Stolen Property (8990_16)


Over the last 5 calendar years (2011/12 / 2015/16) what items have been stolen from your police force? The items might have been stolen from police stations or from officers who were out and about on duty. Please provide a list detailing quantity of each item stolen and date it was taken. Please also state if the items were recovered.


Most of the items you’ve listed are fairly self-explanatory, but if you could find clarity on the following that would be great

2014: What do the follow categories actually mean?
– Audio
– Building material
– How much cash stolen in each case
– What does Optical mean?
– What are ‘tools’?

– Photographic


The table below provides the number of crimes  distinct of crime number.

Where Victim is “Police” or “WMP” AND/OR the Primary Location Description = “POLICE ESTABLISHMENT” and Property = “Stolen”, “Recovered” ETC

Year                         Crimes
2011/12                      6
2012/13                      30
2013/14                      32
2014/15                      31
2015/16                     33
Total                          132

Please note that these include incidents where a member of the public has had an item stolen and the location is recorded as per the description above and that data is only available from January 2012.

The attached table provides a list of items stolen where the Victim is “Police” or “WMP” AND/OR the Primary Location Description = “POLICE ESTABLISHMENT” and Property = “Stolen”, “Recovered” ETC by financial year, category description, sub category description, primary location type, value ( where known) and Status.

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.

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.