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2020 CCTV burglary and theft statistics

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I am researching the impact of CCTV on burglary and theft cases and would like to request:

- 2020 stats on burglary and theft cases solved and proved with CCTV
- 2020 stats on burglary and theft cases not solved because of poor CCTV footage quality

Yours faithfully,

Will Waldron

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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12th January 2021

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2020 CCTV burglary and theft statistics

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Subject:        FOI-2021-00071
10th February 2021

Dear Mr. Waldron,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I refer to your request for information dated 12th January 2021 which was
received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on 12th January 2021
concerning:

2020 CCTV burglary and theft statistics

 

Please find attached response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

Gilbert

FOI Decision Maker
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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