Have we become so accepting of petty crime that the theft of catalytic converters from cars in York goes unreported?We, one of the victims, were only informed that this was a known problem by a remark from a taxi driver. Our Honda Jazz was a target.

The perpetrators remove the converters, compromising the exhaust system. The cost to the victims is more than £500, which insurance companies don’t always cover. When we rely on our cars, this impact is devastating. Yet it hardly merits a mention in the Press, and the police merely issue an incident number. What a sad reflection on society.

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