Electricity Theft (6012/16)

Request

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) relating to investigations into electricity theft under the Theft Act 1968: Section 13.

Where data is available for each of the following periods, please state how many cases were investigated within your authority related to the “Theft Act 1968: Section 13 (for abstraction of electricity)”:

¿ 2013
¿ 2014
¿ 2015
¿ 2016 (year to date)

If data is available please also state how many related to abstraction of electricity for suspected use in cultivation or manufacture of illegal drugs.

Response

Please find our response attached.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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