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 DVLA. In the United Kingdom, an estimated 1,096 vehicles are stolen each year. Since it was released, this car has been a popular model. It’s not necessarily a luxurious car but one which is reliable and affordable for many different types of people.”
BMW 5 Series
Buying a BMW is a dream for a lot of people. The BMW 5 Series is a popular model within the UK and it is a favorite amongst petrol heads. It is one of the most stolen cars in the UK as well. It is thought that around 668 were stolen in the year 2021. 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 is a classic car that offers a smooth ride. As much as many people would love to own a Mercedes, they are often stolen by thieves. Looking to make some quick money or to sell the car for parts, around 818 of these were stolen in 2021.
BMW 3 Series
“It’s not surprising that another BMW has made our list. The BMW 3 Series has become popular due to its easy handling and smart interiors. Many people think this is one of the best models to come from Germany. If you are thinking of buying one, consider some additional security measures, as 1435 of them have been stolen in the UK in the last year.”
The Ford Focus is the fourth best-selling car in the UK in 2021. The more popular a car model, the more likely it is to be stolen. 1587 models were stolen in the UK last year.
The Volkswagen Golf is a popular car for young drivers because of its Versatility, comfort, and power. One of the most popular cars on our roads, the VW Golf is equally popular with families as it is with individuals. The popularity of this car means that it is attractive to those who steal it.
“The Range Rover is one of the most stolen cars in the United Kingdom. This car has become more popular 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. The car is very desirable for thieves to steal to sell. Many of the Range Rover’s that have been stolen go on to be shipped overseas.”
“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 spot! The Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular cars in Britain due to it’s convenient size, comfortable drive, and relaxed interior. This means the model is more likely to be taken.”