Stolen vehicles dataset from the 2017 till now

Amantay Abdurakhmanov made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

Response to this request is long overdue. By law New Zealand Police should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Amantay Abdurakhmanov

Dear New Zealand Police,

Actual snapshot of stolen vehicles that published on your site contains only actually stolen cars with no information about already recovered vehicles https://www.police.govt.nz/stolenwanted/...

Could you please kindly provide me with this information retrospectively from the very beginnig of 2017 year till now. It may be a single dataset with added "recovery date" column or multiple daily snapshots which I can then combine by myself.

This information needed for my research project at AUT.

Yours faithfully, Amantay Abdurakhmanov

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New Zealand Police

Hello  Amantay 

Iacknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request
for the below information.
Yourrequest is being actioned pursuant to the OIA.

Kind regards

Ministerial Services

Police National Headquarters 

-----Amantay Abdurakhmanov
<[FOI #10860 email]> wrote: -----
To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: Amantay Abdurakhmanov
<[FOI #10860 email]>
Date: 31/07/2019 10:43PM
Subject: Official Information request - Stolen vehicles dataset from the
2017 till now

Dear New Zealand Police,
Actual snapshot of stolen vehicles that published on your site contains
only actually stolen cars with no information about already recovered
vehicles [1]https://www.police.govt.nz/stolenwanted/...
Could you please kindly provide me with this information retrospectively
from the very beginnig of 2017 year till now. It may be a single dataset
with added "recovery date" column or multiple daily snapshots  which I can
then combine by myself.
This information needed for my research project at AUT.
Yours faithfully, Amantay Abdurakhmanov
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New Zealand Police

Dear Amantay,

I refer toyour Official Information Act (OIA) request dated 31 July 2019
in which you requested:

“Actual snapshot of stolen vehicles that published on your site contains
only actually stolen cars with no information about already recovered
vehicles [1]https://www.police.govt.nz/stolenwanted/...

Could you please kindly provide me with this information retrospectively
from the very beginning of 2017 year till now. It may be a single dataset
with added "recovery date" column or multiple daily snapshots which I
canthen combine by myself.”

Police proactively release statistics to the public, which are updated
monthly. This information is available online at policedata.nz. You will
be able to obtain crime statistics that Police produces from
[2]policedata.nz . The‘Demand and Activity’ report will be the most useful
for your purposes. Please read the instructions on the summary page on how
to use these reports.

For this particular instance, please do the following:

·         Go to policedata.nz and double click on the “Demand and
Activity” report

·         From the ‘Demand and Activity’ report, select the tab labelled
‘Districts and Regions’

·         Select the time period you require by moving the sliding bar on
“Select time Period”

·         You will find the information you requested from the ‘Recorded
Events/Occurrences’ chart of the report

·         “Illegal Use of a Motor Vehicle” and “Theft of a Motor Vehicle”
falls under the “Crime” Occurrence Type Category, the “Theft and related
Offences” Occurrence Division and the “Motor Vehicle Theft and Related
Offences” Occurrence Subdivision.  

·         The Occurrence Subdivision “Recovery Motor Vehicle” falls under
the “Activity” Occurrence Type Category and the “Investigation and
Forensics Activities” Occurrence Division. Please note that you need to
click on the icon that has “square with a + in it” over the “Occurrence
Division” heading to expand the categories to show the Occurrence
Subdivision.  

·         The “Police Boundaries” and the “Trend” tables automatically
updates when you highlight/select these specific occurrence categories

·         Finally, you can download detailed information about these data
using the download icon at the bottom of the page andselecting “Data”.

The above information from policedata.nz represents a more accurate
picture of stolen vehicles as compared with the ‘Stolen vehicles’ page on
the Police website which only presents a snapshot of the data from the
Police vehicle of interest database.  

I trust this information is sufficient for your purposes. If you have any
questions regarding this data, please feel free to contact me via
[3][email address].

You have theright to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision if you are
not satisfied with Police’s response to your request.

Regards,

 

Dr Shereede Malmanche

Chief DataScientist

EvidenceBased Policing Centre

NewZealand Police

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From: Amantay Abdurakhmanov

Dear New Zealand Police,

Thank you for your explanations and proposals, but it actually not cover my request.
I need data about car features - model, color, date of production and ID for matching stolen and recovered ones.
Could you please provide me with that information?

Yours faithfully,
Amantay Abdurakhmanov

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New Zealand Police

Dear Amatay
I acknowledge your below request. 
As this is significantly more specific than your original question
outlined below, it will be treated as a new request under the Official
Information Act 1982 ( OIA).
As such your request has been actioned pursuant the OIA.
Kind regards
Ministerial Services
Police National Headquarters 
-----Amantay Abdurakhmanov
<[FOI #10860 email]> wrote: -----
To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: Amantay Abdurakhmanov
<[FOI #10860 email]>
Date: 02/09/2019 11:17AM
Subject: Re: Official Information request - Stolen vehicles dataset from
2017 till now

Dear New Zealand Police,
Thank you for your explanations and proposals, but it actually not cover
my request.
I need data about car features  - model, color, date of production and ID
for matching stolen and recovered ones.
Could you please provide me with that information?
Yours faithfully,
Amantay Abdurakhmanov

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From: Amantay Abdurakhmanov

Dear New Zealand Police,

My last explanation is not specific than original question.
Daily snapshot of stolen vehicles published on your site already contains basic car features.
I just ask exactly those information retrospectively from 2017.

Yours faithfully,
Amantay Abdurakhmanov

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