Cars These are the most stolen cars in the UK

12:25  27 february  2020
12:25  27 february  2020 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Top 10 most stolen cars in the UK . Car thefts have also been on the rise in the since 2015, when 349,555 vehicle offences were recorded across England and Wales in March, according to the ONS (Office for National Statistics).

Here we count down the 10 most popular cars with UK thieves in 2017, according to data from car This rival to the BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF is probably the best mainstream Mercedes on sale This executive saloon isn't in the first flush of youth, but it was still the most stolen car in the UK in

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A Freedom of Information request has revealed the most stolen cars in the UK. Data supplied by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) shows that 56,288 cars were stolen in 2019.

This means that one car was stolen every nine minutes – or 154 a day.

The Ford Fiesta is the car most at risk, with 2,384 stolen last year. But is it as simple as that? The Fiesta is the UK’s most popular car by a considerable margin, so there are simply more cars to steal. It’s a similar story with the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, which were ranked third and fourth respectively.

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The list of the UK 's top 10 most stolen cars is dominated by BMWs - with four spots on the list held by the German manufacturer. This year the study, compiled by recovery service Tracker, saw an increase in the range of Mercedes and Jaguar Land Rover models being stolen too.

There is a car theft crisis in the UK as incidents increased by 39 per cent in 2017/18. The reason for the increase in thefts is related to keyless entry cars , which criminals are Thousands of vehicles including some of the most popular models in Britain are at risk from being stolen using this method.

It’s not all about sales figures. For example, with 1,917 stolen in 2019, the Range Rover ranks second. The Land Rover Discovery is seventh, while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class finishes eighth in the table.

Using figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Rivervale Leasing found that just 40 percent of stolen cars are returned to their owner. You have to question whether the other 60 percent wanted their vehicles back, because 75 percent are returned with damage. Around one in five (22 percent) were written off completely.

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The ONS data also revealed some insight into the likelihood of your car being targeted by thieves. For example:

  • 63 percent of vehicles are stolen between Monday and Friday.
  • 42 percent of vehicles are stolen on a semi-private area close to home.
  • 40 percent of all vehicle offences are recorded in West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester or the West Midlands.
  • The number of keyless car thefts nearly doubled from 26 percent in 2008 to 49 percent in 2018.
  • 11 percent of thieves steal brand-new vehicles.

Of course, not all vehicles are targeted to be stolen. Many offenders are looking to steal parts or valuables from inside the vehicle.

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Starting at the 10th most - stolen and recovered cars and working our way up, let’s take a look at the most pinched cars in the UK in 2018 - is yours on the list? It also topped this list in 2016, and ended up second in 2015 and 2017, but it sadly reclaims its crown in the 2018 data - making it easy to see

NEW data from car security and tracking firm TRACKER reveals the most frequently stolen and recovered cars in 2018. This is an eight per cent increase since 2017 but a worrying 66 per cent increase since 2016. Motorists with more expensive cars , those the most likely to put a tracker on

Research shows that thieves steal an average of £4,622 worth of goods, with exterior fittings the most common target (34.7 percent). Next up is valuables (20.3 percent), followed by electrical equipment (16.5 percent) and other vehicle parts (9.5 percent).

The top 10 most stolen cars in the UK

Rank Car Number stolen in 2019
1. Ford Fiesta 2,384
2. Range Rover 1,917
3. Volkswagen Golf 1,331
4. Ford Focus 1,200
5. BMW 3 Series 1,042
6. Vauxhall Astra 836
7. Land Rover Discovery 791
8. Mercedes-Benz E-Class 612
9. BMW 5 Series 506
10. Audi A3 456

Most nicked motors: These are the 10 cars most frequently reported stolen to the DVLA - is yours commonly targeted by thieves? .
The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency has revealed the vehicles most commonly reported to them as stolen last year, as it states that 56,288 cars were targeted by thieves in 2019. The big question is: is your car on this list? © Provided by Daily Mail Most nicked motors revealed: The DVLA said some 56,288 cars were reported to the agency as stolen last year - and these are the models that were targeted most frequently The stats show that one vehicle was stolen from UK owners every nine minutes, or 154 per day.

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