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« Last post by Party Monkey on January 27, 2015, 08:42:38 PM »
Nice piece on LandyWatch from the guys at Land Rovers live.
West Midlands / Re: STOLEN - 110 HT - Gloucester (?) & RECOVERED!
« Last post by Party Monkey on January 27, 2015, 08:29:53 PM »
Nice work Gloucs & W.Mercia plod  ;D    Bloomin' quick recovery... Do we know any more circumstances around it at all ?   Was it a 'bait' wagon ?

Quote from: Venomator
No other information available - have we got to monitor Twitter as well now...  :o

Errr... yes please... Sorry... forgot to tell you about that.. I don't have a twitter account so kinda forget it exists!! .... You, Rob, Charles & Andy are doing a sterling job :)     
West Midlands / Re: STOLEN - 110 HT - Gloucester (?) & RECOVERED!
« Last post by Landy1uk on January 27, 2015, 08:53:40 AM »

Here's another pic same motor
West Midlands / STOLEN - 110 HT - Ledbury (?) & ****RECOVERED*****
« Last post by Venomator on January 27, 2015, 08:45:51 AM »
Posted on FB by Colin Argent‎ to LandyWatch
27th January 2015


Seen on Twitter this morning....

Stolen just 5 minutes before it was RECOVERED (presumably before it was reported as well!) - Green Defender 110 HT

Apparently a joint effort (Cross-Border ?) between Glos Police and West Mercia...

No other information available - have we got to monitor Twitter as well now...  :o

[Edit : Database updated]
Yorkshire and Humber / STOLEN - 90 HT - Malton, North Yorkshire
« Last post by Venomator on January 26, 2015, 06:58:21 PM »
Originally shared to LandyWatch FB Group by George Minton from a post by Peter Miller...  ;)

Stolen 90 HT on Friday, 23rd January 2015

Vehicle was apparently winched onto a small recovery type truck complete with flashing lights!

Truck is Dark Blue and the registration is J467 MSD - see attached post for more details...

No information about security as yet...  8)

[Edit : Database updated]
Okay, so I've caught up now with all of the FOI feedback that 'Maurice' has received to date. 

A number of forces stress that their data is 'unique' and should not be used for comparative purposes.   Other forces have only partly completed the information request either due to time, cost or system limiting issues.   One thing that did surprise me is that the forces use different data capture systems.   

I've spotted a few errors in the data and some potential misinterpretations too, so I think it's important to stress that the info received is being used to arrive at national annual trends and that's what I'll concentrate on.   Not a comparison by force.    However, if anyone wants to evaluate the individual force data for their own curiosity then that's up to them.

I need to do a bit of cross checking to ensure my own data entry accuracy so consider this all work in progress but....

Some headlines....

• 16 of 44 forces have replied so far.   One force has refused to provide the information as they suspect that Maurice is not acting under his real name.      Not unreasonable and I guess that's down to him to challenge/verify in the first instance.  Worse case, if he gets nowhere, I'll ask the force for the info.

• To date, 'Defenders' (suspect may be the odd Series or two in the stats) reported stolen

2012 : 318
2013 : 435  (up by 37%)
2014 : 310 (down by 29%)

Yes, you read it right, the current stats suggest Defender thefts fell 2014 v 2013.   Now, Maurice made his FOI request in early Jan'15.   Could it be that all the 2014 theft data wasn't on the system?     I'm keen to see if the outstanding force replies confirm this suspected trend

• Recovery rates have been reasonably steady in the 20-25% range.    Better than I was expecting generally.

• 60-70% of the reported thefts did not specify the wheelbase.    As expected, when reported,  the 90 was most commonly stolen on a roughly 2:1 ratio with the 110.    130 hardly registering.

• Ages of vehicles is proving tricky as some forces cannot provide the data (so far, over 70% of the thefts had no vehicle age recorded).    We see on here that Tdi Defenders are the most reported, with Td5's next.and that seems to tie in with the stats so far...

21-25 years old : 4% ) The 16-25 years bracket I think would be about right for a Tdi engine
16-20 years old : 8% )

11-15 years old : 6%   Td5's,   I think ran 1998-2006, so that puts them in age range 6 - 16 years over the assessment period.

• Not much point in dwelling on colour really.  Green and Blue most reported and probably due to the fact that Green & Blue are the most prevalent colours, particularly on the older vehicles.  No real surprises there.

• Arrest rates per theft are slightly skewed as multiple arrests occurred around one vehicle (in one instance 5 arrested on one vehicle!).   Simply applying the number of arrests vs number of vehicles we get.

2012 : 7%
2013 : 11-12%
2014 : 8%

So, this just an early update roughly one third of the way in.       When the forces replies are complete, I do plan to compare the 'trends' we get from this cumulative data to our own info on LandyWatch.
Yorkshire and Humber / STOLEN - Defender 90 UT - Stainland, Halifax
« Last post by charlesteton on January 24, 2015, 05:07:30 PM »
Is this green? See burnt out Defender 90 pickup on LandyWatch's FaceBook pages:
South East / Stolen HY03 UGM green Defender 90 pick up near East Grinstead
« Last post by charlesteton on January 24, 2015, 02:15:46 PM »
Check out LandyWatch on Facebook, there are some photos of similar I think burnt out, hopefully not yours. :(
For those of you not on our Facebook group, one of our members, who goes by the aptly titled user name of 'Maurice Wilks' has kindly spent a lot of their time contacting all forty-four UK police forces and asked for the following information under the Freedom of information act.

The Number of Stolen Land Rover Defenders including, Type, Colour, Age recovered.

1. The Number of Land Rover Defender’s reported Stolen in the years
2012, 2013, 2014.
2. How many of those were recovered by the police?
3. What was the type of Land Rover Defender 90 or 110 or 130
4. What are the ages of Land Rover Defender Stolen?
5. What was the Colour of the land Rover Defenders Stolen?
6. How many arrests have you made regarding the thefts of / or from Land Rover
Defender’s in the Years 2012, 2013, 2014

So far, he's had around a 20% response level of varying degrees of details.

He's producing his own summary but I'm also taking the data he's been provided with and producing our own stats from it.   

I've only put three forces responses in so far but this will slowly build over the coming weeks.

Link to the Google spreadsheet is...

It's data heavy but in time I'll make some better summary documents when we've a meaningful range of data...

If Maurice is on here or just lurking... Many thanks for your efforts.
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