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Vehicle Thefts (1767A/23)


I’m trying to establish whether there has been a significant rise in the number of vehicle thefts in the UK.

Would it be possible to get your force’s monthly figures starting from January 2022 up to and including October 2023?


TABLE – Total ‘Theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle’ offences, 1st Jan 2022 – 31st October 2023:

Month Recorded 2022 2023
Jan 1,136 1,295
Feb 1,043 1,271
Mar 1,145 1,342
Apr 1,127 1,264
May 1,129 1,192
Jun 1,186 1,175
Jul 1,236 1,218
Aug 1,280 1,073
Sep 1,211 1,116
Oct 1,397 1,377
Nov 1,389  
Dec 1,239

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.

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