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Stolen Vehicles in CV5 (1107A/22)


I would like to know the following information:

Can you please tell me the following statistics for the post code CV5:

For the years 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

How many vehicles were stolen?

How much was the total value of those vehicles?

How many of those stolen vehicles were recovered?

What was the value of those recovered vehicles?


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 attached). 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.


Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).  We would need to conduct a manual review in order to locate and retrieve information relating to the value of vehicles, this search would exceed the FOI time limit.

The cost of compliance with the whole of your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12(1) of the FOI Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.