Dear Surrey 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

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police



 

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!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police

Dear JAMIE DIXON,

Freedom of Information: 001828/21

I write to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Request
(FOI).

The Act requires us to respond to FOI requests within 20 working days of
receiving the request. Although every effort will be made to ensure a
response is provided within statutory deadlines, due to current
circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We apologise for any
inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request as quickly as is
practicable.

Yours Sincerely,

Information Access Team
Surrey Police
Telephone 01483 630007

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police

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Dear Jamie Dixon,

 

I write in connection with your request for information received on 26
April 2021.

You had asked:

 

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.

 

Response:

Section 1 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities.  Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
s1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified within a
request is held.  The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held.  Where exemptions are relied upon
Section 17 of the FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a
notice which: a) states that fact, b) specifies the exemption(s) in
question and c) state (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption applies.

The information that you have requested is held by Surrey Police.  Please
see the data tables below:

   2019

TOTAL
INCIDENT TYPE VEHICLES
BREAKDOWN 272
CRIME 975
DVLA FRV (NO
TAX) 33
DVLA UK (NO
TAX) 331
GATWICK AIRPORT
REMOVALS 17
OBSTRUCTION 601
OWNERS REQUEST 150
POLICE DOG UNIT
PUNCTURE 1
POLICE FLEET
BREAKDOWN 1012
POLICE FLEET
MOVEMENT 83
POLICE FLEET
RTC 149
POLICE FLEET
WHEEL CHANGE 37
POLICE VEHICLE 33
RTC 5084
RTC KSI
(KILLED/SERIOUS
INJURED) 264
SECTION 165 3401
SECTION 59 51
STOLEN
ABANDONED 1742
TOTAL 14236

 

2020

TOTAL
INCIDENT TYPE VEHICLES
BREAKDOWN 199
CRIME 1002
DVLA FRV (NO
TAX) 16
DVLA UK (NO
TAX) 158
GATWICK AIRPORT
REMOVALS 3
OBSTRUCTION 469
OWNERS REQUEST 125
POLICE DOG UNIT
PUNCTURE 4
POLICE FLEET
BREAKDOWN 808
POLICE FLEET
MOVEMENT 173
POLICE FLEET
RTC 121
POLICE FLEET
WHEEL CHANGE 35
RTC 3681
RTC KSI
(KILLED/SERIOUS
INJURED) 319
SECTION 165 3711
SECTION 59 70
STOLEN
ABANDONED 1725
TOTAL 12619

 

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic,
nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  It should be
noted therefore that this force’s response to your questions should not be
used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

 

Surrey Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure. How to do this is set out in the attached
Appeals Notice.  Having followed the full procedure, if you are still
dissatisfied, then you have the right to direct your comments to the
Information Commissioner who will give your case consideration.

 

Thank you for your interest in Surrey Police. Should you have any further
enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact us on 01483 -
630007 quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely
                                                                                                    

Neil Coventry

Information Access Team Decision Maker

Information Access Team

Surrey Police

Tel - 101

•         Hunt Number 30007

•         Fax 01483 634911

•         Address – Surrey Police, PO Box 101, Guildford, GU1 9PE

 

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