Catalytic Converters: Theft

Home Office written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government recognises the distress and disruption that metal theft, including the theft of catalytic converters, can cause.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes police recorded crime data on metal theft offences annually which can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/focusonpropertycrimeappendixtables. Whilst the ONS data does not separate out theft of catalytic converters, this would be recorded under non-infrastructure related incidents.

We continue to work closely with the police, industry and others to understand what more we can do to tackle vehicle-related theft.

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