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Arrests of People Over 60 for Theft

Question

1) Please state the number of persons over the age of 60 that have been arrested under:

a) Section 1 of the Theft Act.

b) Section 176 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Please provide information for the following calendar years:

i) 2012

ii) 2013

iii) 2014

iv) 2015

v) 2016

vi) 2017 to date.

2)    Please break the figures provided for question 1 down further by the number of persons of each age 60 or over that were arrested in each year.

3)    If possible within the cost limit, please break the figures provided for question 1 down further by providing the gender of persons over 60 arrested in each year. 

Answer

Please note that Section 1 of the Theft Act 1968 is the basic definition of theft and all offences under the theft act are therefore covered by this section. The information provided in the attached file therefore includes robbery, burglary etc. in addition to theft shop.

Section 176 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 applies to low value shop theft, the offences for which are still covered by Theft Act 1968.

FOI reference: 369/17.

Date of request: 13.03.17.

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