Lost and stolen devices

FOI request reference: CAS-82861-B1K4Y8
Publication date: February 2022


Please provide me with the total number of electronic devices reported lost or stolen within your organisation over the last five calendar years (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).


Some information provided.


Some of this information is covered by the exemption at Section 21 of the FOI Act. The information relating to years 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 is already published and can be accessed here:

[ARCHIVED CONTENT] Number of lost laptops, mobile phones and tablets – Freedom of Information (nationalarchives.gov.uk)

Missing hardware devices – Freedom of Information (nationalarchives.gov.uk)

Year            Lost                                                       Stolen
2021           1 x Mobile Phone & 2 x Laptop        None stolen

We do not hold information on estimated costs however, we estimate costs at time of purchase as follows:

Laptop average £800.
Mobile Phone average £100.


Exemptions applied:

Section 21: Information readily available to the applicant by other means
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) does not oblige a public authority to provide information if it is already reasonably accessible by other means. In this case the exemption applies because the information is already available.

Further guidance can be found at:
Information reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means (section 21) (ico.org.uk)