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. There are an estimated 1,096 vehicles that are stolen in the United Kingdom each year. Since it’s release, this car has been a popular model. A car which is reliable and affordable for many different types of people is not necessarily a luxurious car.”
BMW 5 Series
“It is a dream for some people to own a car. The BMW 5 Series is a popular model within the UK and is a favourite amongst petrol heads and those looking for a more luxurious car. It’s one of the most stolen cars in the UK. In the year 2021, it is estimated that around 668 were stolen. BMWs are a popular target for car thieves looking to resell and sometimes even ship abroad to clients looking to buy 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 these were stolen.
BMW 3 Series
“It’s not surprising that another BMW has made our list. The BMW 3 Series has become popular due to its smart interiors. A lot of people think this is one of the best models to come from the German manufacturer. If you’re thinking of buying one, consider some additional security measures since 1435 of them have been stolen in the UK 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 because of its comfort, power, andVersatility. One of the most popular cars on our roads, the VW Golf is equally popular with families as it is with the general public. The popularity of this car means it is desirable and therefore attractive to those thieves.
The Range Rover is one of the most stolen cars in the UK. This car has grown in popularity due to its status symbol as more and more people consider it their dream car. The Range Rover Evoque is a popular model with families and young professionals alike. This is an extremely desirable car for thieves to steal. Many of the stolen Range Rover 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 top place. The Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular cars on British soil due to it’s convenient size, comfortable drive, and relaxed interior. The model is more likely to be taken.”