Bilking (4939_14)

Request / Response

1. The total number of “drive off” petrol thefts from petrol/service station forecourts in the West Midlands area for the years: 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; and, 2014.

The count of Home Office offence of ‘Make off without payment’, where the primary offence location has been stated as Petrol Station or Commercial Garage, as at 14 April 2014

Year Volume
2010 5,299
2011 5,576
2012 3,778
2013 3,936
2014 1,455

2. The total cost of these “drive off” thefts for each of the above stated years.

Year Property Value £
2010 101,947.91
2011                   81,409.92
2012                          979.24
2013                          739.52
2014                          141.00

We have changed the way we record details of stolen property and no longer record the cost if the property is not ‘identifiable’.

This is why there has been a marked drop in the property value over the last few years.

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