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Car-Jacking

Question

Please may I ask how many car-jacking incidents there have been in the previous five financial years? (separated by financial year)

By car-jacking I mean 'robberies of motor vehicles where the driver has been present', also sometimes called vehicle hijacking.

Could you also please give me a brief description of each car-jacking in 2015/16 (if allowed within the time limit)

Answer

A search of crimes classed as robbery where the Modus Operandi (MO) contains the term ‘car-jacking’ and where a stolen vehicle is linked to the crime. We have identified a total of 14 car-jacking incidents in the last five financial years.

Please find descriptions for the 2015/2016 crimes in the table below:

Financial Year

Description

2015/2016

Victim was forced from the car and the suspects drove it away.

2015/2016

Suspect has threatened victim before stealing the vehicle.

2015/2016

Victim was forced from the car and the suspects drove it away.

2015/2016

Victim was threatened by suspects and forced to hand over keys to their parked   vehicle.

2015/2016

Victim was forced from the car and the suspect drove it away.

2015/2016

Victim was forced from the car and the suspect drove it away.

2015/2016

Victim was forced from the car. The suspects then drove the car away.

 FOI Ref: 787/16

Date of Request: 05.06.16