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Theft from Motor Vehicle (1735A/21)


The number of thefts from motor vehicles logged by your force for the periods:

  • 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019
  • 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020
  • 1st January 2021 to 30th November 2021

I would like this broken down by month.

For each month, please could you also give a breakdown of the items stolen (e.g. catalytic converter, headlights, bonnet etc.)

I would like this information as a data set (ideally Microsoft Excel).


Please find attached our response and note that with regard to the requested breakdown of the items stolen, we are only able to provide this up until 7th April 2021 (using the ‘Category Description’ field). This is because after 7th April we introduced a new recording system, however, this system does not currently have the facility to search for this field therefore we are unable to provide this to you.

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.