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Metal Theft

Home Department written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many instances of metal theft from a domestic property occurred in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Home Department

It is not possible to provide the level of detail requested. There is no individual crime recording category for the theft of metal which is usually recorded under ‘Other Theft' and includes theft from both domestic and non-domestic property.

The Home Office have reviewed the ‘Other Theft' category of police recorded crime and estimated that there were between 80,000 and 100,000 cases of metal theft out of over 400,000 cases from that crime classification category in England and Wales during 2010-11.

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