Official Statistics

Nature of personal and other theft

Statistics from the 2010/11 British Crime Survey (BCS).



The figures presented here are from the 2010/11 British Crime Survey (BCS).

Personal and other theft includes:

  • theft from the person - includes snatch theft from the person (force may have been used to snatch property that the victim was carrying) and stealth theft (respondent was unaware of property they were carrying or near to them being stolen) and attempted snatch or stealth theft; and
  • other theft of personal property - includes theft of items the respondent was not holding or carrying at the time, e.g. items left in cloakrooms, and where the respondent was not in their home during the incident.