Incidents of theft 2012-2016

FOI request reference: F0048759
Publication date: April 2017


Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me how many incidents of theft from the Archives you have had in the following years:

January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013
January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

In each of the incidents what was stolen?

Were the perpetrators caught?

If so, what action was taken against them?




I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request.

Attached is a table detailing all incidents of theft recorded within the timeframe you are interested in.

Please note that only those incidents established as theft have been included. It was not always possible to definitively determine if an item reported as stolen was stolen or simply lost/misplaced, or indeed to definitively determine where an alleged incident took place.