Thefts at the London Transport Museum

Iain Overton made this Freedom of Information request to London Transport Museum

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Dear London Transport Museum,
Hello. I would very much like, under the Freedom of Information, to ask you the following, please:

1. How many artefacts or items of historical interest were stolen from your museum in the years 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010? Can the items be listed for each year in an excel spreadsheet (for this request and for all requests below)?
2. Of the thefts listed above, year for year, how many were perpetrated by members of your own staff?
3. How many other thefts occurred and were recorded in these years (e.g. visitor bags stolen, wallets etc.) can the quantity be included and the total categories (i.e. visitor theft) where known?
4. If known, how many times in the above years was there police involvement - and were there arrests made following such thefts?
5. How much money, in the above years (year by year breakdown) a. were claimed for and b. received money for in insurance claims for thefts in your museum.

I would be grateful for answers to all of the above questions. However, I appreciate that the data might be hard to collate and so I ask you to spend the allocated time under FOI to search for each question in terms of priority and only to move to the next question if time still permits under the FOI stipulation.

I hope that all of this is clear and no further explaining is required.

Yours faithfully,

Iain Overton

Information Desk and Library Inbox (LTM), London Transport Museum

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Dear Mr Overton

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0398-1516

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 June
2015 asking for information about the London Transport Museum.

 

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Lee Hill

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FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Overton

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0398-1516

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 June
2015 asking for information about the London Transport Museum.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require. You asked for:

 

1. How many artefacts or items of historical interest were stolen from
your museum  in the years 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010? Can the items
be listed for each year in an excel spreadsheet (for this request and for
all requests below)?

2. Of the thefts listed above, year for year, how many were perpetrated by
members of your own staff?

 

There have been no recorded thefts from the collection from 2010 to date.

 

3. How many other thefts occurred and were recorded in these years (e.g.
visitor bags stolen, wallets etc.) can the quantity be included and the
total categories (i.e. visitor theft) where known?

 

Recorded visitor thefts

2010 - 0

2011 - 0

2012 - 0

2013 - 0

2014 - 0

2015 (to date) - 1

 

Recorded thefts from non-public areas

2010 - 3

2011 - 17    (12 of these were individual books from the Information Desk
reference collection)

2012 - 0

2013 - 3

2014 - 0

2015 - none to date

 

4. If known, how many times in the above years was there police
involvement - and were there arrests made following such thefts?

 

The police have been involved 4 times during the period in question, with
one arrest (a contractor) in 2013.

 

5. How much money, in the above years (year by year breakdown) a. were
claimed for and b. received money for in insurance claims for thefts in
your museum.

 

There are no recorded claims for the period in question

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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