Bike thefts, arrests and charges 2014-2018

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6110
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Could you provide the number of bike thefts and associated arrests and charges that have been made by the Metropolitan Police Service in each year from 2014 to 2018?

Answers

Answer for Bike thefts, arrests and charges 2014-2018
Bike thefts, arrests and charges 2014-2018

Bike thefts, arrests and charges 2014-2018

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see the data requested below for the period specified.

Recorded Year

Offences

With arrests

With charges

2014

25,232

1,733

1,048

2015

24,162

1,627

918

2016

25,421

1,390

822

2017

30,232

1,051

611

2018

28,480

799

467

 

Although the number of recorded offences of this type have reduced during 2018, the arrest rate has also reduced. This can be partly explained by an increased focus on higher harm offences types by the MPS. However, the charge rate remains consistent for those arrested; averaging 59 per cent over the last 4 years.