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Stolen wallets (1297A/23)


Data for the amount of mobile phone/wallet thefts (including reports that involve mobile card readers being used to steal money from cards) from 2022.

On 22 Aug 2023 we clarified and you responded the same day.

Your amended request reads:

From 1st Jan 2022 please provide the number of recorded:

Q1. Thefts of mobile phones

Q2. Thefts of wallets / purses

Please provide the data yearly (calendar) to present date


Please find enclosed our response.


Thefts of mobile phones
Year Number
2022 3,554
2023 2,258
Total 5,812


Thefts of Wallets / Purses
Year Number
2022 623
2023 412
Total 1,035

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 considered 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 considered 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.


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