The Motorcycle Action Group

Dear West Midlands Police,

Please can you provide the number of reported thefts of motorcycles and scooters in the west Midlands police force area for the periods 1st January – 31st December 2017 and 1st January – 31st December 2018.

Yours faithfully,
Julie Sperling
The Motorcycle Action Group

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Dear  Ms Sperling

 

 

FOI Request Reference: 008893/19

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 13/05/2019

 

REQUEST

 

Please can you provide the number of reported thefts of motorcycles and
scooters in the west Midlands police force area for the periods 1st
January ¿ 31st December 2017 and 1st January ¿ 31st December 2018. 

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find enclosed our response.

 

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing
numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily
indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition,
the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time
can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on
incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of
future incidents in that area.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and
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subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes
and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting
those data.

 

 

Type 2017 2018 Grand Total
MOBILITY SCOOTER 9 7 16
MOPED 283 201 484
MOTOR CYCLES 1572 1189 2761
SCOOTER 153 147 300
Grand Total 2017 1544 3561

 

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