Dear Cleveland Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the number of vehicles seized by the force in both 2019 and 2020, broken down by the reasons for the seizures.

If you require any further clarification or have any other questions, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Dixon

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Dixon,

Enquiry Ref: 12868/2021

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 26th April 2021 and received by this office on that date.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to respond to your request within 20 working days that is by 25th May 2021. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline and would hope to contact you should this be the case.

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Ms E McGuigan
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Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Dixon,

 

Enquiry Ref: 12868/2021

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 26^th April
2021 and received by this office on that date.  Below are the questions
raised in your request and all of the information we have been able to
retrieve.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the number
of vehicles seized by the force in both 2019 and 2020, broken down by the
reasons for the seizures.

a) We have made enquiries with our Vehicle Recovery Team and below is all
of the information they have provided.

 

2019

INCIDENT TOTAL % OF
TYPE VEHICLES VEHICLES
BURNOUT 100 2%
RTC 929 18.66%
STOLEN -
USED IN
CRIME 26 0.52%
ABANDONED
VEHICLE 364 7.31%
FAIL TO STOP 205 4.11%
UNINSURED 1613 32.41%
NO LICENCE 172 3.45%
OWNERS
REQUEST 218 4.38%
POLICE
REFORM ACT
(SECTION 59) 21 0.42%
RTC -
SERIOUS
INJURY/FATAL 33 0.66%
STOLEN 562 11.29%
DVLA FRV (NO
TAX) 6 0.12%
DVLA UK (NO
TAX) 140 2.81%
POLICE
VEHICLE 66 1.32%
BREAKDOWN 40 0.80%
CRIME 466 9.36%
PACE 15 0.30%
TOTAL 4976 100%

 

2020

INCIDENT TOTAL % OF
TYPE VEHICLES VEHICLES
STOLEN -
USED IN
CRIME 28 0.57%
BURNOUT 111 2.27%
RTC 743 15.20%
BREAKDOWN 29 0.59%
CRIME 469 9.59%
PACE 13 0.26%
NO LICENCE 170 3.47%
OWNERS
REQUEST 172 3.51%
POLICE
REFORM ACT
(SECTION 59) 39 0.79%
RTC -
SERIOUS
INJURY/FATAL 51 1.04%
STOLEN 464 9.49%
DVLA UK (NO
TAX) 29 0.59%
POLICE
VEHICLE 84 1.71%
ABANDONED
VEHICLE 317 6.48%
FAIL TO STOP 226 4.62%
UNINSURED 1943 39.75%
TOTAL 4888 100%

 

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further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ms E McGuigan

Freedom of Information Decision Maker

Directorate of Standards and Ethics

Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL

E-mail: [email address]

 

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