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Abstraction of Electricity

Question

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.

Answer

Please find attached the information below:

 

 

2013

2014

2015

2016 YTD

Recorded crimes related to abstraction of electricity 

66

41

32

7

Recorded crimes related to abstraction of electricity for suspected use in cultivation or manufacture of illegal drugs

34

20

19

1

 

FOI Ref: 740/16

Date of Request: 23.05.16