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Motor Vehicles, London (Thefts)

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 October 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motor cars have been stolen in the Metropolitan Police area since 1st January, 1950; and how many have not been recovered.

During the first nine months of 1950, 4,438 motor vehicles were stolen or driven away without the owner's consent in the Metropolitan Police district. 2,924 were private motor cars, 828 were goods vehicles and 686 were motor cycles. 447 of these vehicles have not been recovered—226 cars, 33 goods vehicles and 188 motor cycles.