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Tool Thefts (733A/21)


  1. Please provide the number of recorded incidents of theft from vans/light commercial vehicles where the stolen item was listed as a tool, power tool or similar in each of the following financial years:
  1. 2016/17
  2. 2017/18
  3. 2018/19
  4. 2019/20
  5. 2020/21
  6. Please provide the estimated/recorded cost of tools/items stolen from vehicles listed in Question 1a-e in each of the financial years listed.
  7. Please provide the number of vans stolen in each of the following financial years:
  8. 2016/17
  9. 2017/18
  10. 2018/19
  11. 2019/20
  12. 2020/21


Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format. We are unable to for thefts from particular types of vehicles e.g. vans or light commercial vehicles. Therefore each offence of”  Theft of a Motor Vehicle “ Would need to be located and retrieved and the summary read,  to see if it mentioned what type of vehicle, items were stolen from .

In addition, in relation to Question 2 in most cases, we do not record the monetary value of stolen goods. Values are often recorded as ‘1’ regardless of the monetary value of items stolen, or an estimate of the value is used

Therefore the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request

However, In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide information per attached, I trust this assists.