Metal theft

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please see below request which I would be grateful if you responded to under Freedom of Information.

1) Please provide a breakdown by month of reported metal thefts for the periods January 1 2019 to December 31 2019 and January 1 2020 to current date.
2) Please provide a breakdown of thefts for these periods by whether they relate to infrastructure or non-infrastructure.
3) Please provide a further breakdown if available on the type of metal stolen (e.g. copper, lead) and the target of the theft (e.g. vehicle, church, commercial building etc).

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,


Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

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Information Management
Digital Policing

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Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear C. Johnson,


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Kind regards

Emily Dawson

Disclosure Officer

Information Management

Digital Policing

West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS

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