Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Copper Theft Kills
Copper theft is a deadly problem because it can injure or kill those stealing it and endanger the public. Law enforcement, scrap dealers and local citizens can help to prevent copper theft by increasing their awareness and reporting theft. You can help save a life. Would you be able to identify stolen electrical copper cables? This factsheet explains the copper theft problem and identifies ways to prevent this alarming and deadly crime.