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Fuels: Theft

Question for Home Office

UIN 3244, tabled on 5 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) reports, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there have been for drive-off forecourt fuel theft in each of the last five years.

Answered on

13 July 2017

The information requested is not held centrally. The Home Office collects data on the number of making off without payment offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, but it is not possible to tell from these data whether the offence was forecourt fuel theft. Information on the number of making off without payment offences recorded by the police are published by the Office for National Statistics and can be found here:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/crimeinenglandandwalesyearendingdec2016

The Home Office does not hold information on the number of offences that led to conviction. Data on prosecutions and convictions are the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice.

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