Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would 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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Jamie Dixon Our 565/21
Reference
[FOI #750552 email] Date 21 May
2021

 

Dear J Dixon,

 

Re: Request for information dated 26^th April 2021 under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

I write in connection with your above request where you asked as follows:-

 

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

 

Our response:

 

Please find below a breakdown the number of vehicles seized by Avon and
Somerset Constabulary in the years 2019 and 2020.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Incident type | 2019 | 2020 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| Breakdown | 34 | 31 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| DVLA FRV (no tax) | 2 | 0 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| DVLA UK (no tax) | 271 | 189 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| No insurance/ DL seizure. (section 165) | 2933 | 2915 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| Obstruction/danger | 843 | 709 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| PACE | 326 | 333 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| Police reform act (section 59) | 11 | 12 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| Police vehicle | 46 | 496 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| RTC | 2283 | 2100 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| RTC - serious injury/fatal. | 162 | 153 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| Stolen | 780 | 726 |
|----------------------------------------------+------------+------------|
| TOTAL | 9710 | 9684 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Adam Northcott

FOI Disclosure Officer

 

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Somerset Constabulary, Force HQ, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead,
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