Theft of Vehicle Number Plates

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Graham Tope
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many incidents of vehicle number plate thefts were recorded in London in each year since (and including) 2003/04? How many related sanction detections were recorded in those years?


Answer for Theft of Vehicle Number Plates

Answer for Theft of Vehicle Number Plates

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please find the requested figures in the table below. Note that the information only dates back to 2004/05, which was the first year the Metropolitan Police systematically recorded number plate theft.Offences and Sanction Detections for the Theft of Number Plates from Motor Vehicles during Financial Years 2004-2005 to 2006-2007 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 Offences 5927 8712 9777 Sanction Detections 28 71 61 Sanction Detection Rate 0.47% 0.81% 0.62%