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Types of reported crimes (FOI)

Types of reported crimes (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 17 November 2017.


Since the beginning of 2015 and categorised by year:


How many cars have been reported as stolen in Jersey?


How many bikes (bicycles, scooters, skateboards etc.) have been reported as stolen in Jersey?


How many motorbikes have been reported as stolen in Jersey?


How many muggings and unprovoked attacks have been reported in Jersey?


How many thefts from vehicles have been reported in Jersey?


The information requested is available via the States of Jersey Police annual reports accessible via the following link:

States of Jersey Police annual reports

It is not considered appropriate to charge suspects with theft / larceny of a motor vehicle in Jersey. The intention to ‘permanently deprive’ the owner of the vehicle on such a small island is difficult to prove. Suspects are alternatively charged with taking a conveyance, more commonly known as ‘taking and driving away’ (TADA).

All vehicles and conveyances are grouped together. Information on different conveyances, cars, motorcycles, is not held individually. Bicycle thefts are recorded separately.

The term ‘mugging’ is not recognised in law but is generally considered to be the equivalent to the offence of ‘robbery’ where force is used to steal property.

Thefts from vehicles are recorded as ‘larceny from unattended motor vehicles’.

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(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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