You asked

​Please provide the most up to date statistics you have on the number of mobile telephones stolen in the UK per annum please.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

The Crime Survey for England & Wales (CSEW) estimates the prevalence of crime and different crime types as experienced by victims.

Using the most recent annual results from the CSEW, for the year ending March 2020, an estimated 325,000 individuals experienced mobile phone thefts in England and Wales. This can be found in Table 17 of our Property crime tables, the 'Estimated number of individual mobile phone owners experiencing theft, year ending March 2010 to year ending March 2020 CSEW'.

Data on mobile phone thefts can also be found in our Nature of crime: personal and other theft tables.

Table 3a: Items stolen in incidents of theft from the person, year ending March 2010 to year ending March 2020 CSEW.

Table 3b: Items stolen in incidents of other theft of personal property, year ending March 2010 to year ending March 2020 CSEW.

Unfortunately, we do not hold any information from police recorded crime on the number of thefts from the person where a mobile phone was stolen.

The data referred to above only covers England and Wales, we do not hold crime or victimisation data that covers the whole of the UK.

Crime-related data for Scotland are published by the Scottish Government and are available here:

Police recorded crime data for Northern Ireland are published by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and are available here: