Railways: Theft

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many thefts of passenger property on the rail network went unresolved over the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

There were 15,337 recorded thefts of passenger property on the railway network in England and Wales during 2018-19.

British Transport Police does not have a definition for unresolved crimes. The outcomes of the recorded thefts of passenger property in 18-19 are:

Charged/ Summonsed

Out of court (formal)

Out of court (informal)

Investigation Complete - No Suspect Identified

Evidential Difficulties, victim does not support action

Evidential Difficulties: Suspect Identified, Victim Supports Action

Prosecution prevented or not in the Public Interest

Taken into consideration

Action undertaken by another body/agency

Not yet assigned an outcome











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