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Catalytic converter thefts(532A/21)


  1. The number of catalytic converter thefts reported in calendar years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
  2. For each of the calendar years for which this data is available, the manufacturer of the cars targeted in each offence.
  3. For each of the calendar years for which this data is available, the specific model of the cars targeted in each offence.
  4. For each of the above calendar years, the number of arrests for theft (or suspicion of theft) or for handling stolen vehicle catalytic converters.


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.


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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