To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of metal theft were recorded on the Police National Database in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, and (3) 2020.
8 June 2021
The Home Office’s preferred measure of metal theft is based on the Home Office Data Hub (HODH) which collects data relating to metal theft offences from police forces in England and Wales. This data is published annually by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) as part of their Property Crime tables. The latest published data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/focusonpropertycrimeappendixtables