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vans/light commercial vehicles recorded as stolen (570A/20)

Request

1.Please provide the number of vans/light commercial vehicles recorded as stolen, per year, for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and from 1 January 2020 to latest available month for 2020 (e.g. 1 January 2020 to 31 July 2020)

2.Please provide the number of recorded incidents of contents theft from vans/light commercial vehicles, per year, for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and from 1 January 2020 to latest available month for 2020 (e.g. 1 January 2020 to 31 July 2020)

3.Please provide the estimated/recorded cost of items stolen from vehicles listed in Question 2, for 2019 and from 1 January 2020 to latest available month for 2020 (e.g. from 1 January 2020 to 31 July 2020)

Response

Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format. In relation Question 3 , the property field is not a mandatory field and therefore every Crime of this type would need to be located and retrieved and the summary read to see if the value of the property was mentioned within the summary .

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 in relation to  Question 1 and 2. .

This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests

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