BBC staff have lost 785 laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones in the past three years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
Since 2010, BBC staff have misplaced or had stolen 399 laptops worth £598,500, 347 mobiles worth up to £104,100, and 39 tablets at £58,500, according to the FoI request.
And there has been a marked increase in the number of missing gadgets in the last year, with 350 laptops, mobiles or tablet devices lost or stolen in 2012, compared to 259 in 2011.
The figures include personal property lost by BBC staff that would not be covered by licence fee funds.
The BBC separately confirmed that 170 corporation-issued laptops and tablet devices were lost or stolen in 2012 – costing the licence-fee payer £255,000, or the equivalent of 1,752 annual licence fees at £145.50 per household.