HC Deb 05 February 2001 vol 362 c435W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglar alarm activations were responded to by the Metropolitan police in each of the last five years; and how many turned out to be false alarms. [148215]

Number of offences in the Metropolitan area involving telephone equipment
Burglary Theft of vehicles Theft from vehicles
Total number in 1999–20001 129,145 62,791 112,206
Number of telephone equipment items stolen in 20002 14,831 943 15,559
Percentage of offences involving theft of telephone equipment 11 2 14
1Recorded Crime Statistics, full data for the year 2000 are not yet available
2Provided by the Metropolitan police; it is not known how many of the items were mobile telephones