Dear West Mercia 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

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Dixon

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 
76124                                                      

 

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Dixon

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 76124

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on  26^th April 2021. Please find below the response to your request:

 

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.

 

 

Reply:-

Please see the below table –

Roads
Policing -
Recovery
Figures by
Month 2019
& 2020    
     
Category 2019 2020
Abandoned 235 256
Breakdowns 154 201
Burnt Out 52 59
Fatal 57 85
Obstruction 294 233
PACE 249 189
Police to
Pay 27 61
Police
Vehicles 190 145
RTC 2694 1936
S165 No
Insurance /
No Licence 2417 2485
S59 25 35
S99 195 549
Section 29
DVLA 592 181
Section 29
Foreign 3 2
Stolen 744 456
Cancelled 7 0
Total 7928 6873

 

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

 

Ms T Williams

Information Compliance Unit
West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565

 

 

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
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obligations.