More than 160,000 thefts involved computer and communication equipment in the last year, according to information obtained by security specialist ViaSat.

Freedom of information requests sent to British police forces revealed 162,932 items had been reported stolen between March 2013 and February of this year, comprising 17% of all thefts.

Tech kit was taken in 28% of domestic burglaries, and 69% of thefts from a person.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.