Petrol Station Bilking (4403_16)

Request

  1. How many motorists have driven off from a petrol station without paying for fuel in your force area in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016. Please provide a breakdown of the number of motorists caught by each year and a breakdown by each month, and where the incident took place.
  1. How many motorists have been arrested and charged for driving off from a petrol station without paying for fuel in your force area in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016. Please provide a breakdown of the number of motorists arrested/ charged by each year and a breakdown by each month.

Response

Please find attached (4403_attachment_01.pdf). Data are correct as at 15 April 2016.

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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