As many people will be aware, UK car theft is rising steadily each year. It is estimated that more than 900 cars are stolen every week! The popular vehicle makes within these statistics include the likes of Range Rovers and Ford Fiestas which make up a large percentage of the cars driven on UK roads. With the increasing number of vehicles being stolen in the UK, vehicle tracking devices are often recommended by insurance companies and the police themselves. Offering a level of protection which would help to increase the chances of a stolen car being retrieved and returned to the rightful owner.
“The Vauxhall Astra is one of the most stolen vehicles in the UK, according to the data. In the United Kingdom, an estimated 1,096 of these vehicles are stolen a year. Since its release, this car has been popular. It’s not necessarily a luxurious car, but one which is reliable and affordable for many different types of people.”
BMW 5 Series
Buying and owning a BMW is a dream for a lot of people. The BMW 5 Series has become a popular model within the UK and is a favourite amongst petrol heads and those looking for a more luxurious car. It is also one of the most stolen cars in the UK. It is thought that around 700 were stolen in 2011. BMWs are a popular target for car thieves looking to resell and sometimes even ship abroad to clients looking to buy these popular models.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers a smooth ride and a generous-sized car. As much as many people would love to own a Mercedes, they are frequently stolen by thieves. Looking to make some quick money or to sell the car for parts, around 818 of them were stolen in 2011.
BMW 3 Series
It is no surprise that another BMW made our list. The BMW 3 Series is popular due to its easy handling and smart interiors. This is one of the best models to come from the German manufacturer. If you are thinking of buying one, consider some additional security measures, as 1435 of them have been stolen in the last year.
The Ford Focus is the fourth best-selling car model in the UK in the year 2021. The more popular a car model, the more likely it is to be stolen. The 1587 models were stolen in the UK last year.
The Volkswagen Golf is popular with young drivers due to itsVersatility, comfort, and power. One of the most popular cars on our roads, the VW Golf is equally popular with families as it is with the average person. The popularity of this car means it is desirable and attractive to thieves.
“The Range Rover is one of the most stolen cars in the country. This car has grown in popularity due to its status symbol, as more and more people consider it to be their dream car. The Range Rover Evoque is very popular with families and young professionals. As thieves look to steal to sell, this is an extremely desirable car. Many of the Range Rover’s that were stolen go on to be shipped abroad.”
“It’s not a good thing to come first in this list, but with over 3000 Ford Fiestas stolen in the last year. This classic model takes the top spot. The Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular cars in Britain due to its convenient size, comfortable drive, and relaxed interior. This means that the model is more likely to be taken.”