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Catalytic converter thefts doubled in a year as precious metal values soar

1 month ago   |   By Sunday Times Driving

THE NUMBER of catalytic converter thefts from cars in England, Wales and Northern Ireland more than doubled last year, according to research published today, as the value of the precious metals found within the emissions control devices skyrocketed.
Consumer organisation Which? discovered that in 2019-2020, catalytic converter theft in UK nations other than Scotland (Police Scotland refused the request for data) rose by 104% on average.
The scrap value of each device has risen to £400, due to factors identified by Which? including “surging global demand for vehicles” and reduced mining...
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