Petrol Thefts (6770/19)
How many petrol thefts (motorists driving off without paying from petrol stations – also known as ‘bilking’) were reported to West Midlands Police in the following financial years?
The number of offences per financial year for making off without payment where the primary location description is a petrol station are as follows:
2014/2015 = 4,728
2015/2016 = 3,982
2016/2017 = 5,817
2017/2018 = 7,435
2018/2019 = 6,990
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