Crime, Weapons and Lost/Stolen Property (2014)

Request

Crime Data
Request - I wish to request details of all crimes reported on the Parliamentary Estate from March 2012 to last month.


Confiscated Weapons
Request - I would like a complete breakdown of weapons confiscated by the House of Commons over the last five years, broken down by year 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.


Lost and Stolen Items
Request - For the last five years (broken down by year) please provide:
• A breakdown of items which have been stolen and lost from the House of Commons (and also HoL if this information is held in the same place). This should include the quantity of the items if there is more than one of the same description.
• A breakdown of the cost of each item which has been stolen and lost.
• If possible where each item was stolen or lost from, e.g. location/room name.
• The number the police have been informed of stolen or lost items.

 

 

Response

Crime Data

Request - I wish to request details of all crimes reported on the Parliamentary Estate from March 2012 to last month.

As security is a bicameral service, our response covers the House of Lords as well as the House of Commons.

Confiscated Weapons

Request - I would like a complete breakdown of weapons confiscated by the House of Commons over the last five years, broken down by year 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.

Items are confiscated on behalf of the House of Commons by the Metropolitan Police Service at entry points to the Parliamentary Estate. 

We are unable to provide a breakdown for the Parliamentary Estate in terms of House of Commons and House of Lords entrances.  Although the House of Lords is a separate public authority for the purposes of Freedom of Information, on this occasion the information provided covers both Houses.

Please note that some of this information is already publicly available in the Metropolitan Police web site:

However, we have incorporated these figures with the remaining data held by the House of Commons in the table below:

Weapon Year: 2009 Year: 2010 Year: 2011 Year: 2012 Year: 2013
Knives 132 126 148 150 139
Spray 40 42 42 74 63
Asp 2 1
Cosh 1
Imitation Firearm 1 1
Meat Cleaver 2
Knuckle Duster 2
Slingshot 1
Other (no breakdown available) 6 9
                 

(CSV version (CSV CSV 1 KB))

Lost and Stolen Items

Request - For the last five years (broken down by year) please provide:

  • A breakdown of items which have been stolen and lost from the House of Commons (and also HoL if this information is held in the same place). This should include the quantity of the items if there is more than one of the same description.
  • A breakdown of the cost of each item which has been stolen and lost.
  • If possible where each item was stolen or lost from, e.g. location/room name.
  • The number the police have been informed of stolen or lost items.

The House of Commons records certain items which have been reported lost or stolen.

The spreadsheet gives the name and quantity of items lost or stolen from the Parliamentary Estate, the location each item was lost or stolen from, the cost of the item and whether it was reported to the police or not.  In some cases, not all this information is held by the House and in those cases the fields for the information have been left blank.


Please note the following points about the data supplied:

  • Items may have been lost or stolen from the Parliamentary Estate (House of Lords and House of Commons) or elsewhere.
  • Information for the past five calendar years has been provided.
  • Some items will have belonged to individuals rather than the Houses of Parliament.
  • Only the location from which items have been lost or stolen is recorded so property from the Commons may have been stolen from House of Lords areas, and vice versa. 
  • It is the responsibility of the individual to report items lost or stolen and it is not possible to record how reliably this is done, especially for smaller or less valuable items. 
  • Lost or stolen IT equipment may be reported to both the Police and PICT.  For this reason it is not possible to extrapolate a definitive list of lost or stolen items and the information supplied should be viewed in this context.
  • The cost of IT equipment is held separately by the House of Commons, though prices can vary depending where and when an item was bought, so this has not been included.