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Motorcycle Thefts, Arrests and Charges Between 2012/13 - 2015/16

Question

1. How many motorbike thefts have been reported to Avon and Somerset police - for the financial years 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015/16.

2. How many people have been arrested for crimes related to motorbike theft by Avon and Somerset Police - for the financial years 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015/16.

3. How many people have been prosecuted for motorbike theft related offences by Avon and Somerset Police - for the financial years 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16. Please can these statistics be broken down year by year.

Answer

Q1 - Please see the table below for our response, this provides the number of occurrences where motorcycles are listed as stolen. The information provided includes the offences of:

‘Drive a motor vehicle which had been taken without the owner’s consent,’

‘Theft of a motor vehicle’

‘Unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle’ 

Occurrence Created Financial Year

Count of Occurrences

2012/2013

207

2013/2014

180

2014/2015

208

2015/2016

585

Q2 – There were 52 arrests between September 2015 and March 2016. Due to a change in our crime recording system in September 2015 we are unable to access arrest data prior to September 2015 as to do so would involve examining every arrest record and this would attract the section 12 fees limit exemption.

Q3 – Please see the table below for the number of crimes that have individuals charged/summons for these offences. As requested, this provides the number of prosecutions and does not include ‘cautions’ or other outcomes.

Motorcycle theft offences- outcome of crime

 

OC01 - Charge/Summons

2012/2013

2

2013/2014

3

2014/2015

3

2015/2016

15

FOI reference: 701/17.

Date of request: 01.06.17.