HC Deb 07 July 1932 vol 268 cc596-7

asked the Home Secretary how many cases of motor-cars being stolen have been reported to the Metropolitan Police during six months to the last convenient date; how many persons have been convicted of car stealing and how many have been discharged with a caution on the ground that the car was borrowed for a joy ride; and how many have been convicted of receiving ears and parts in the same period?


During the six months ended 30th April last, 3,853 motor-cars were reported stolen to the Metropolitan Police, and 3,798 were reported recovered; 108 persons were convicted in the Metropolitan Police District for stealing motor-cars or motor-cycles, and 91 were discharged under the Probation of Offenders Act for taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent; 25 persons were convicted for receiving cars or parts.