Catalytic convertor theft data

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please can you provide me with figures by borough in the last 4 years that shows the number of thefts of catalytic converters from cars? Please provide this in excel format.


Answer for Catalytic convertor theft data
Catalytic convertor theft data

Catalytic convertor theft data

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see attached the requested data for the period specified. The note below explains the recent increase in offences of this kind and the MPS response to this.

Catalytic converter theft has become popular due to their value of the metal catalyst which can be Platinum or other rare metals. They are easy to steal with no identifying features that any scrap dealer can search against to establish if the part is stolen. This type of theft is factored into Borough Command Unit motor vehicle theft plans which will include scrap metal dealer visits for records of persons selling such items or other suspicious behaviour.