Recording of farm crime

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Does the Metropolitan Police Service compile annual data on farm related crimes by ward and borough in London with a focus on the Green Belt? If this is case, can you provide me with data compiled from the last few years?


Answer for Recording of farm crime

Answer for Recording of farm crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU) maintains a database of all construction & agricultural machinery theft in the UK. It does not compile data on farm related crimes by ward and borough.

The unit's core functions are:

        To maintain a database of all recorded theft of construction & agricultural machinery nationally.

        To gather & disseminate intelligence concerning this area of crime.

        To provide support and advice to UK law enforcement in this specialist arena.

PANIU have advised that they are happy to provide a presentation of their work, if this would be of interest to Assembly Members.